Planning and Growth Management
The Planning and Growth Management Section is responsible for Organizational Research and Development, Strategic Planning, Governing Document Promulgation, Emergency Preparedness, and Fleet operations. The Section is also responsible to provide broad oversight and coordination to the Operations and Logistics Sections by assisting to maximize coordination between operational elements of the organization. The Section is comprised of seven individuals consisting of an Assistant Chief, Fleet Manager, three Emergency Vehicle Technicians and two Administrative Assistants.
The Organizational Research and Development Branch continually evaluates new, cost saving, innovative technologies and processes to support the District’s long-term, strategic initiatives. Planning for the future as well as sustainment of existing resources remains a key objective.
The Strategic Plan Branch manages the District’s formal plan and guides staff as the organizations implements actions. The Branch monitors the accomplishments and results, recommends modifications and reports on the progress. Finally, the Branch is responsible to coordinate annual updates with the District’s Strategic Planning consultants.
Emergency Management and Preparedness planning is a critical and continuous process; implementing and monitor all Emergency Preparedness planning efforts. The Branch works closely with Collier County Bureau of Emergency Services Emergency Management, the Collier County Sheriff’s Office and fire rescue agencies countywide to coordinate efforts and be prepared to address any number of potential disasters that may affect the community.
The Fleet Maintenance Branch operates a full-service facility for the repair and maintenance of all fire apparatus and support vehicles. The rolling stock consist of approximately 100 apparatus, vehicles, marine vessels, and trailers. In addition, the branch provides contracted Fleet services for the City of Marco Island Fire Rescue.