Boca Grande Fire Control District
The Boca Grande Fire Control District extends from the Northernmost point of Gasparilla Island to its Southern tipand is serving a population of approximately 6,000 residents on the beautiful island of Boca Grande.
It covers approximately 4.5 square miles with a 2.5 square mile land mass that is supplied with a well established water supply from the Gasparilla Island Water Association. We respond to various types of emergencies including but not limited to structure fires, vehicle accidents, hazardous materials incidents, medical and marine rescue emergencies and brush fires on and off island.
We also respond as EMS back-up with Lee county EMS, our primary provider for the island. We are able to provide these services thru the utilization of one engine company, one ladder company concept, marine rescue vessel and a brush truck operating out of our well equipped and fully functional public safety building centrally located in the heart of Downtown Boca Grande.
As a department we are dedicated to the community we have sworn to protect, we strive to promote the highest level of service and safety to the people of Boca Grande.
The business and affairs of The Boca Grande Fire Control District are governed and administered by a board of three commissioners which serve a term in office of four years.
There is a chairman, vice chairman and Secretary/Treasurer.
The board powers are defined in Florida Statutes 189, 191 and the district charter.
The purpose of the district is to promote the health, welfare and safety of the citizens and residents that live within the district, providing for personnel, equipment, training and maintenance for emergency response.
The board has the authority to assess ad valorem taxes to fund the operation of the district and creates an annual budget. The Board of Commissioners has the authority to adopt rules and ordinances to promote safety within the district.