Estero Fire Rescue held a Dedication Ceremony and Open House at the new Administration Complex on Saturday, October 4th from 11:00 am until 2:00 pm. The Administration Complex, located at 21500 Three Oaks Parkway (just south of the intersection at Corkscrew Road), was completed in June, 2008 and serves as the primary location for administration and training as well as encompassing firefighters and apparatus at Station #43.
The Open House not only showcased our newest facility and dedicated staff, it helped kick off Fire Prevention Week (October 5th – 11th ), a time in which national recognition is given to promote fire safety. Each year, fire departments across the country respond to over 400,000 home fires and most are preventable with just a few safety steps from homeowners.
It was also a great time to stop in to meet Estero’s new Fire Chief, Scott Vanderbrook. Chief Vanderbrook was on hand to meet residents and answer questions. A number of safety programs are offered by Estero Fire Rescue and most were displayed at this event. Young people learned about the growing Estero Fire Rescue Explorer program and all residents could learn about and sign up for the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program.