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

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. Three shifts of 22 firefighters staff three engines, a 100-foot aerial platform truck, one first out utility rescue pumper, two rescue trucks, a small rescue boat, and two brush trucks. All of our firefighters are Emergency Medical Technicians; 39 are practicing Paramedics. ALL district fire engines/trucks/pumpers/rescues provide Advanced Life Support level of care for medical emergencies. 

In 2022, our crews responded to 12,047 calls for service - including fires, rescues, medical emergencies, hazardous material events, and vehicle crashes. 


South Trail Fire Protection and Rescue Service District -- Compassion, Commitment, Courage
The South Trail Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad of Lee County, Inc. was formed on November 23, 1965, by two prominent residents of the District, J. Foster Pate and Oscar Holmberg. An all-volunteer force of 17 firefighters commanded by Chief Oscar Holmberg operated out of a gas station on the corner of U.S.

Page Last Updated: Oct 12, 2022 (12:13:00)
Contact Info
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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