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Golf cart vs. tree results in injuries

November 22, 2023
The Boca Grande Fire Department and the Lee County Sheriff responded to a golf cart accident involving juveniles this past weekend. On Sunday, Nov. 19 at 4:09 p.m. a call came in regarding …

New donations to AUXCOMM fund mean one step closer to the goal of emergency autonomy

November 2, 2023
BY GEORGE HAMRICK Fire Chief C.W. Blosser and the Island EOC Emergency Communications & Interoperability Working Group would like to express their sincere gratitude to the Boca Grande Healt…

Parking discussion continues

October 26, 2023
NOTE: This story contains new information that cannot be found in the hard copy or e-edition story. Just after press time we received information requested earlier in the week that is pertinent to…

ETC: Around the island

October 19, 2023

Bell repair needed? Just call the BGFD

October 19, 2023
Firefighter Alex Moore (on the ground) and Firefighter Casey Taylor (on the truck).  Our firefighters have been known as “jacks of all trades” for many years, as they’ve helped perform tas…

Get a Fire Dept. Tee to Support Breast Cancer Awareness

October 13, 2023
The Boca Grande Fire Department’s annual breast cancer awareness T-shirts are in. This year, the department decided to support the wife of a Sarasota County fireman who has just had her breast can…

Wayne’s last ride with the Boca Grande Fire Department

October 5, 2023
There are always those guys who fly under the radar whenever possible and, quite often, they are the true heroes. Firefighter Wayne Griffith flew so low under the radar, it’s hard to find people w…


September 21, 2023
Two pieces up on new tower … work will begin again next week (Cover photo by Bob Melvin) Joe Steele and Luke Boultonhouse have become very acquainted with our regional airports. They are t…

‘Grande’ donation brings Fire Department emergency communications project closer to fruition

September 21, 2023
Boca Grande has been known to experience its share of miracles, and this past week we had evidence of that again. The Boca Grande Disaster Relief Fund has found a way to donate another major gift …

Woman’s Club donates BIG to EmComm fund

September 14, 2023
With a projected expenditure amount of around $300,000, the Island EOC Emergency Communications and Interoperability Working Group gratefully accepted a $75,000 contribution from the Boca Grande W…