Fire Chief Sapp began his career in Taylor County, Kentucky in 1978 where he worked as a firefighter and police officer. He left in 1991 and moved to Naples to begin a career with North Naples Fire District; rising through the ranks to Captain.
He joined the Golden Gate Fire District in 2002 as the District’s first Deputy Chief of Operations. He was promoted to Assistant Chief of Operations in 2008 and the Assistant Chief of Administration duties were turned over to him in January 2011.
Fire Chief Sapp is actively involved with county CAD and radio communications, fire operations and the Collier County Fire Chiefs’ Association. He is the Collier County Coordinator as a component of the State of Florida State Emergency Response Plan (SERP) through the Florida Fire Chiefs’ Association. Chief Sapp is also the Chief of Operations and is primarily responsible for fire operations, communications, and responses of special operations units. He also serves on many local committees.