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JOINT FEDERAL, STATE, LOCAL
PUBLIC NOTICE
7/1/2024

The Federal Emergency Management Agency and Florida Division of Emergency Management have received the following application for Federal grant funding. Final notice is hereby given of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) consideration to provide funding in the form of Hazard Mitigation Grant Program. Funds will be provided in accordance with Section 404 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, Public Law 93-288, as amended.

Under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), federal actions must be reviewed and evaluated for feasible alternatives and for social, economic, historic, environmental, legal, and safety considerations. Under Executive Order (EO) 11988 and EO 11990 FEMA is required to consider alternatives to and to provide public notice of any proposed actions in or affecting floodplains or wetlands. EO 12898 also requires FEMA to provide the opportunity for public participation in the planning process and to consider potential impacts to minority or low-income populations.

Funding for the proposed project will be conditional upon compliance with all applicable federal, tribal, state and local laws, regulations, floodplain standards, permit requirements and conditions.

Applicant:
Greater Naples Fire Rescue District

Project Title:
HMGP-4673-082-R (399) Greater Naples Fire District, Multiple Fire Stations, Wind Retrofit

Location of Proposed Work:
The area affected by this project consists of fire stations in the following locations:
Station 20 – 4798 Davis Blvd, Naples, FL 34104
Station 22 – 4375 Bayshore Drive, Naples, Fl 34112
Station 71 – 100 13th Street Southwest, Naples, FL 34117
Station 72 – 3820 Beck Blvd, Naples, FL 34114
Station 73 – 14565 Collier Blvd, Naples, FL 34119
Station 90 – 175 Capri Blvd, Naples, FL 34113

Proposed Work and Purpose:
Perform wind retrofit activities on six (6) fire stations.

Project Alternatives:
The alternatives to each fire station are demolition and reconstruction. Newly built stations would be built with updated and compliant Code Plus impact-rated materials needed for long-term resiliency. The envelope would be completely secure. After further evaluation of current construction costs, potential construction delays, additional environmental clearance requirements, and time stations would be out of service, this alternative would be cost-prohibitive for the district and was not selected. Extended time required to complete, relocation of equipment and personnel during demolition and reconstruction, and increased strain on other resources are also risks of increased costs for construction completion.

Comment Period:
Comments are solicited from the public; local, state or federal agencies; and other interested parties in order to consider and evaluate the impacts of the proposed project. The comments should be made in writing and addressed to the Florida Division of Emergency Management, Bureau of Mitigation, 2555 Shumard Oak Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32399-2100. These are due within 30 days of this notice, or on Wednesday July 31st, 2024. The State will forward comments to applicable regulatory agencies as needed. Interested persons may submit comments, obtain more detailed information about the proposed action, or request a copy of the findings by contacting:

Joshua Bauer, CDM, Deputy Chief (239) 348-7540
Greater Naples Fire Rescue District [email protected]

Kayla Born, State Lead Environmental Specialist (850) 273-9289
Florida Division of Emergency Management [email protected]

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“I learned this morning of the fire department’s prompt response to a fire in our front yard, of which we were wholly unaware. I am so utterly and completely appreciative of the firemen and women who kept me, my husband, and our four young children safe last night – we had no idea there was a large fire blazing with dry land so closeby. Thank you, thank you!!”

“I applied for a position at the Greater Naples fire district and felt very welcomed. Since dealing with greater Naples, they have been nothing but professional.”

“Team EN23/c was simply wonderful in their response time, compassion and professionalism.”

“All fire personnel were extremely helpful,and very professional in regards to stove Fire and shutting down sprinkler system in this unit. I am very proud of this service these fire fighters showed and they all should be commended.”

” Lt. Inspector Cruz and Kristen were both great in presenting the Crowd Manager class to our division this morning. They made the class interesting by providing real world examples and explained why it’s so important to have a crowd manager in place at different events. Lt. Cruz was a passionate presenter and kept the attention of the class for the entire time. On behalf of the Collier County Facilities Management Division I would like to thank both Lt. Cruz and Kristen for taking the time to educate us on crowd control with the ultimate goal of saving the lives of those around us. Thanks again!”

“i have never callled a fire department in all my 65 years. That is good news. This past weekend we had to call 911 for a fire that our household could not contain. Engine 29 and engine 75 responded and my husband and I cannot say enough about the professionalism and general feeling if safety and security this crew gave to us. You dont need them until you need them and we are so grateful they were there to help us.”

“The three men that answered my call for help to lift my husband off the floor were absolutely fantastic–they all showed compassion, and they knew what they were doing!! They had to lift him off the floor, get him dressed and put him into my car—I never expected such professionalism and expertise!!!
This is a place that that tax dollars are well spent!!”

“Greater Naples Fire District Engine 73 exceeded my expectations with their professional interaction with our students. They even stayed after the event to help move heavy furniture and clean up the gymnasium.”

“Your team on Isles of Capri were exceptional. Very Professional, knowledgable and made me feel comfortable.”

 
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