North Collier Professional Fire Fighters Local 2297 to Fill the Boot for MDA

Members of the North Collier Professional Fire Fighters Local 2297 will kick off their annual Fill the Boot fundraising campaign to benefit children and adults affected by muscle disease in Southwest Florida. “Throughout 2018, MDA and fire fighters are celebrating 64 years of proud partnership, joined together in the fight against life-threatening muscle disease”, said […]

25 residents displaced because of early morning fire

Immokalee Fire Control crews were on the scene of a two-story multi-family dwelling fire at 121 N 6th St at 5 a.m on Tuesday, March 27. No injuries were reported but at least 25 people were displaced because of the fire and water damage. The fire was caused by an electrical issue in the void […]

One dead in vehicle versus pedestrain crash

On Monday, January 29, 2018, deputies responded to a call of a vehicle versus pedestrian crash at the intersection of Main Street West and South 2nd Street. Upon arrival they found a male victim laying in the eastbound lanes of Main Street West and silver sport utility vehicle with front-end damage stopped in the roadway. […]

Crash claims three lives in Immokalee

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the Collier County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a crash on Custer Avenue in Immokalee just after 11:25 p.m. on Saturday, January 6, 2018. When deputies, firefighters, and paramedics arrived they located Ra’Layah Johnson, age 3, who was transported to Naples Community Hospital where she was pronounced deceased. […]

Firefighters receive Phoenix Award

Twelve Immokalee Firefighters were honored with Phoenix Awards last week by Collier County EMS. The Phoenix Award is generally presented to first responders who resuscitate patients in cardiac arrest. According to the American Heart Association, of the approximate 350,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests in 2016, only 12 percent survived thanks to the help of bystanders and […]

Two airlifted after crash

Troopers with the Florida Highway Patrol said that 38-year old Javier Martinez of Immokalee was driving north on State Road 29 Friday, December 1, 2017 in a silver 2013 Chevrolet Silverado when he attempted to make a left turn onto State Road 82. Martinez made a left into the path of a silver 2004 BMW […]

Two vehicles towed after crash

A two-vehicle crash on Sunday afternoon left both vehicles inoperable. Deputies say that the driver of a white Chrysler 300 traveling east on Westclox Street attempted to cross State Road 29 when the vehicle pulled into the path of a grey Ford F250 which was traveling south at the time. The driver’s side of the […]

Immokalee firefighters save homes in Golden Gate fire

Last Thursday, firefighters responded to the area of Everglades Blvd S. and 30th Ave SE due to a report of a possible brush fire. With a rapidly growing fire, firefighters throughout Collier County were called in to help fight the fire that was quickly growing in size as it moved west from Everglades Blvd S. […]

Local Fire Fighter finds out it’s a boy in a unique way!

The extended family at the Immokalee Fire Control District is growing. In a very unique way of conducting a gender reveal, Derek Neuman and his wife Lauren, finally learned the sex of their unborn baby. Derek, a Driver-Engineer with the Immokalee Fire Control District and his wife Lauren, a nurse with Naples Community Hospital, wanted […]

Chamber offers monthly forum for Immokalee information

It was a big monthly meeting for the Immokalee Chamber of Commerce May 4 at Lozano’s Restaurant. The CRA’s Christie Betancourt invited everyone to the May 18 joint Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) and the MSTU board meeting at the Seminole Indian Casino on May 18. Discussion will revolve around the transportation needs of the Immokalee […]