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Fire Department promotes O’Connor, Hutchinson, Rossow

May 23, 2024
The Boca Grande Fire Department held a ceremony last week on Wednesday, May 15 to promote Patrick O’Connor, Jason Hutchinson and Dustin Rossow to lieutenants.  Family members, friends and membe…

Island emergency groups gear up for summer storm season

May 23, 2024
Planning begins to ensure island leadership is ready for hurricanes  Leaders of many island organizations gathered Monday to talk about the upcoming hurricane season and working together in the…

Briefly: EMS lease at Boca Grande Fire Department

May 17, 2024
A motion has been requested for the Lee County Board of Commissioners to approve a second amendment to the lease agreement with the Boca Grande Fire Department, extending the term for five years, …

False mayday on sea triggers Coast Guard

May 9, 2024
Multiple local marine units, including the U.S. Coast Guard, responded to a false mayday call last Saturday, May 4 at 5 p.m. The call was reported from five miles west of Gasparilla Island, descri…

Lit driver likely causes Causeway fire

May 9, 2024
A small fire on the Boca Grande Causeway’s center island was the road’s second land fire in a year. “This is not normally a problem, but the same thing did happen back in October,” said Gaspari…

Take a kid to work day

May 2, 2024
The Boca Grande Fire Dept. celebrated with their children spending time at the station. Shown with Chief Blosser are Ff. Colison with Zander, Colton Rossow and Ff. Moore with Carter.

Charlotte emergency alert program touted 

April 25, 2024
The Wednesday, April 17 town hall meeting between officials of Lee and Charlotte addressed many issues, including emergency procedures. One topic mentioned was Charlotte County’s Alert Charlotte p…

Doubly shocking defibrillation technique saves life at Outfitters

April 25, 2024
‘Dual sync’ defib takes charge from both sides The Boca Grande Fire Department responded to a call at Gasparilla Outfitters on February 29, 2024, using new technology. The procedure saved custo…

Town hall addresses Lee/Charlotte cooperation

April 19, 2024
Charlotte County elected officials and representatives gathered at the community center on Wednesday, April 17 for a townhall meeting to discuss topics of concern submitted by Gasparilla Island ci…

Fire District seeks certificate renewal

April 11, 2024
The Boca Grande Fire Control District submitted an application for renewal of their Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (COPCN), which Lee County staff have recommended for approval at…