Cape Coral Fire Dept. News

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Cape Coral Fire Dept. CERT Class set to begin April 13

The Cape Coral Fire Department will begin the latest session of their popular Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) class on Wednesday, April 13.

The classes will be held every Wednesday from 6:30pm to 9:30pm for eight consecutive weeks concluding on June 1.

The program was created in 1997 to prepares citizens to help themselves, their family, and their neighbors before, during, and after an emergency when first responders are not quickly available.

During the eight-week program participants will learn to:

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Cape Coral Fire Dept. welcomes 'Engine 5' to the ranks

On Monday afternoon, Cape Coral Fire Department's Station 5 welcomed its newest member with a special ceremony.

Not every firefighter that walks through the doors of the station receives such an honor. But, this was a special occasion, as the Department christened its newest fire engine, "Engine 5".

The new state-of-the-art pump truck comes equipped with a 450hp Cummings engine and can pump 1,500 gallons per minute, hold 1,000 gallons of water, and carries 3,500 feet of hose.

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Cape Coral firefighters kick off 'Fill the Boot' drive this weekend

Cape Coral firefighters will hit the street this weekend to continue a longstanding tradition of raising money to fight Muscular Dystrophy with their "Fill the Boot" campaign.


City to host free SKYWARN Severe Weather Spotter training Feb. 2

The City of Cape Coral Division of Emergency Management will host a National Weather Service (NWS) SKYWARN Severe Weather Spotter training on Tuesday, February 2, 2016, from 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM.  

The training will be provided free of charge and will be held in the Cape Coral City Council Chambers, at City Hall, located at 1015 Cultural Park Boulevard.


Cape Fire Dept. offers hoverboard safety tips

Hoverboards are sure to be a popular item under the Christmas tree this holiday season.

Due to the number of reported fire incidents associated with hoverboards, the Cape Coral Fire Department urges hover board owners to read product guidelines and be aware of potential fire hazards when using these new and popular devices. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the National Association of State Fire Marshals (NASFM) recently issued safety tips for the use, care, and maintenance of hover boards.

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