Seagate Development Group has offered approximately six acres of its land in Naples as a training ground to the Collier County Sheriff’s Office, Collier County Fire Services and Collier County Emergency Medical Services.
Starting in just a few weeks, first responders will utilize this site for simulated situations. Utilizing smoke machines, firefighters will enter the structures to conduct fire operations, such as search and rescue, fire hose management, advanced firefighter self-rescue and rural water supply. In addition, local fire agencies’ special operations teams will conduct trench rescue. Collier County Sheriff’s bomb and SWAT teams will conduct tactical operations using robots and specialized equipment.
The land in Naples will serve as months-long training facilities for professionals at different levels. This comes as Collier County continues its fast-paced growth and new hires begin positions that are highly critical to the safety of Southwest Florida.
“Seagate values and appreciates this beautiful region and all those who make it what it is today. We are proud to do something for the first responders who do so much for us,” said James Nulf, Jr., Chief Operating Officer & Partner of Seagate Development Group. “Ours is a forward-thinking company, so we are always looking for ways to be proactive, use our land to its greatest potential and give back at the very same time.”