COLLIER COUNTY, FL - The fear of responding to a home that also doubles as a meth lab is real in Collier County.
"It seems like we're seeing more of that here in Southwest Florida," said Bomb Squad Commander, Sgt. Mike Oler.
Sgt. Oler took fire fighters inside a Golden Gate Estates Home. Starting with an explosion somewhere inside, he leads the men and women into booby trapped rooms, where they see all the tools needed to make methamphetamine and even bombs. And it can be scary for first responders who think they're just in a home for a medical call.
"I guess the biggest thing to take out of this is not to be complacent and that every medical call or every call in general that we run is not always what they seem there could be additional things to look for," said Jason Borowski, an engineer with East Naples Golden Gate Fire Rescue.
"Cans, chemicals and tubing, and things like that, so when they get there and they see that, they'll change up their approach," said Sgt. Oler.
To ensure everyone gets home safely.
"We have an intermingled relationship with the Sheriff's Office where they look out for us and we look out for them and we make sure we do that so we all come home to our families everyday," said Borowski.