Phone: Administration: 239-433-0080 / Prevention-Inspections: 239-482-8030
South Trail Fire & Rescue District


    The South Trail Fire Protection and Rescue Service District is an independent taxing district established by the state legislature to provide fire protection and rescue services to approximately 62,000 residents of a 39-square mile area in south Fort Myers, Lee County, Florida.

    The District operates four fire stations, 24 hours a day and 365 days a year.  The District never closes and is always operationally ready to respond. Three shifts of 25 firefighters staff four fire engines, a 100 ft. Aerial Platform, one first out utility response pumper, two Advanced Life Support/Non-Transport quick response units, a small rescue boat, and two brush trucks. All of our firefighters are Emergency Medical Technicians; 39 are practicing Paramedics. 

    In 2023, our crews responded to 11,148 incidents - including fires, rescues, medical emergencies, hazardous material events, and vehicle crashes. 

    South Trail Fire & Rescue District
    " Who We Are and What We Do"

    State of Florida - Office of the Governor (Executive Order Number 20-69)


    Welcome to the family! South Trail Fire & Rescue is pleased to announce the hiring of a civilian fire inspector, Courtney Urich. Courtney comes to South Trail with over 6 years of fire inspector experience, a bachelors degree, CPR Instructor, Car Seat Technician and other fire department related certifications. The Fire & Life Safety Division of South Trail Fire & Rescue is dedicated in enhancing the safety of residents and visitors to the District.

    Chief’s Commendation! On August 25th, 2023, station 63 B-shift crews, SQ63 and R63, these members responded to a multi-family residential structure fire and demonstrated meritorious actions in rescuing an unconscious adult victim from the second floor home under heavy smoke and fire conditions. These proud and heroic efforts are hereby and forever recognized by the South Trail Fire & Rescue District. Squad 63 Captain Matt Thunell Firefighter/APT/Paramedic Stephan Jonas Firefighter Thomas Pezzotti Rescue 63 Firefighter/Paramedic Jacob Snyder Firefighter Justin Snyder Our crews put in the work for these exact moments!

    Saving lives, even in Emmitsburg! Captain/Paramedic Shawn Robinson was attending the National Fire Academy for a week long training and was excited to be just an hour away from his cousin, someone he hadn’t seen in over 7 years. The night before class started Shawn had a family dinner at the Carriage House, just a short walk from the NFA, and as he and his cousin were catching up a gentleman exclaimed that his sister was choking and if anyone knew how to help her. Captain Robinson immediately went into action and performed multiple abdominal thrusts until the piece of steak came out and the woman was breathing again. Due to his lifesaving actions, the restaurant owner made sure to call his Battalion Chief and the NFA administration to express her appreciation. Shawn was presented a Life Saving Award with a challenge coin from the NFA and an Outstanding Student Award from the superintendent office. We are all very proud to call him the Squad 63 C-shift Captain/Paramedic and a member of South Trail Fire & Rescue!

    Members of South Trail Fire & Rescue volunteered with Wreaths Across America to lay wreaths, say thank you and have a private moment of silence with veterans that are buried at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens. It was an honor to have those private moments of thanks to those that gave so much for our country.

    On December 10th, a male arrived at station 64 with chest pain and shortness of breath. Rescue 62 crew, FF/EMT Lane Lawe and FF/Paramedic Taylor Herridge, immediately began to assess the patient and witnessed him go into cardiac arrest. Immediate advanced life support actions were taken and R62 crew and LCEMS were able to successfully resuscitate the patient and transport him to the hospital. That man walked into station 62 today to meet FF Lawe and say thank you. He also plans to say a personal thank you to FF Herridge who works C-shift. South Trail Fire & Rescue is so proud of the dedication of their firefighters who always put in their best work, strive to be the best, and have an administration that puts every South Trail fire apparatus staffed advanced life support.

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South Trail Fire and Rescue District
5531 Halifax Ave.
Fort Myers, FL 33912
  Administration: 239-433-0080 / Prevention-Inspections: 239-482-8030

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