|Published:||Sep 16, 2010 6:11 AM EDT|
|Updated:||Sep 16, 2010 3:11 AM EDT|
NORTH NAPLES, Fla. - Improve response times without spending a dime. That's exactly what one fire district in Collier County is doing. How?
Fire and emergency workers strive for quick response times, but one specific hot spot in the North Naples district was having issues. It's the Airport Road, Orange Blossom corridor.
Two senior living facilities and multiple apartments flood Station 40 with calls. But now they have a new one-to-two-person manned satellite station in the heart of the area, at the Carlisle senior living facility.
The new satallite station didn't cost tax payers a dime, and could possibly save money on wear and tear on equipment. It's also drastically cut response time for that area.
The district is even looking to add more satellite stations in the future.