About the District

Station 105 is our main administrative station and is located at 636 Thomas Sherwin Ave S.; Lehigh Acres Fl. 33974. This station also serves as the main mailing address for all district business.

 

Mission Statement

We are committed to providing a superior emergency service, continually improving the quality of service delivered to the citizens and visitors of Lehigh Acres.

Vision Statement

The Lehigh Acres Fire Control and Rescue District is committed to leading the Nation in a superior level of emergency service.

Core Values

  •  Excellence – Striving for constant improvement to better serve the community and each other.
  • Safety – The preservation of life remains the number one goal that begins with the firefighters and extending to the public.
  • Valor – Courageously encountering adversity, accepting responsibility for ones actions, and providing respectful and professional conduct due the public and our members.
  • Integrity – Always doing what is right even when it’s difficult or unpopular so that what we do individually and as an organization will stand up to public scrutiny.
  • Dedication – Completely committed to the mission and vision of our department. The faithful observance of duty beckons us to fulfill our obligations professionally and honestly.

History and Significance

The District was established in 1963 with one volunteer fire station, which was a single fire engine stationed under a canopy on Homestead Rd. After providing volunteer firefighting services for 13 years, the District began hiring Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) to operate one ambulance in 1976, which funding was through community support. In 1981, the District realized Advanced Life Support (ALS) was necessary and began the first paramedic services. As a result, the name was changed to Lehigh Acres Fire Control and Rescue District, which is one of only two ALS Fire District transport services in Lee County. The ALS service is responsible for preserving life and property to an area totaling 143 ± square miles and an estimated population of 100,000+ citizens.  Click the following link for a map of the Fire District.  LehighAcresParcels2013

Today the District is presently undergoing a transitional process. Over the last few years, the District has evolved into a highly sophisticated public safety rescue system that has saved hundreds of lives and reduced the severity of countless injuries and illnesses. The District has a vision that guides the organization towards excellence. That goal is to be achieved through deliberate planning, adaptability and the courage to embrace challenges and opportunities. Currently the District provides these  Core Services:

  • Fire Suppression includes residential, commercial, automobile, and urban/Wildland interface fires. Lehigh Acres Fire Control and Rescue District practices fast attack  firefighting in order to minimize risk to life, property And the environment and reduce long term operational cost. Once a fire has been extinguished, thorough salvage operations are conducted to preserve property, the environment and return structures to a habitable condition as quickly as possible.
  •  Emergency Medical Services are provided twenty-four hours a day by advanced life support personnel. Requests for medical aisd constitute the majority of calls answered by the District. District paramedics, operating state of the art medical equipment, respond to most medical emergencies.
  •  Life Safety Management is responsible for approval of building plans to meet current state fire codes to include life safety inspections, public education, and fire scene investigations. The relatively small number of structure fires fought annually in Lehigh Acres is an indication of the Life Safety Management bureau’s efficacy.
  •  Training of District personnel is conducted in accordance with state and federal standards. Fire fighters and paramedics receive updates on advances in techniques and technology, and participate in continuing education. To control costs, training is conducted in-house whenever possible. To work with other fire district’s in Lee County, the District also participates in multi-District training.