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Resolutions get approval from commissioners

By Staff | Jan 24, 2020

TIFFANY REPECKI Captiva Island Fire Control District Fire Chief Jeff Pawul provides the fire commissioners with an update on recent proposed legislation that is relevant to the fire district at the Jan. 14 meeting.

The Captiva Island Fire Control District’s commission approved two resolutions at its recent monthly meeting to purchase a new computer for the station and new recliners for the common room area.

On Jan. 14, the commissioners voted unanimously 3-0 to approve the purchase of a new desktop computer from Dell for the station. Prior to the vote, Fire Chief Jeff Pawul explained that the associated cost would be about $1,122 for the computer, $168 for the monitor and $567 for firewall updates.

Also at the meeting, the commission voted 3-0 to replace four recliners located in the fire station’s common room upstairs. Pawul explained that the old chairs came with the once-new building and have not held up to wear-and-tear. A not-to-exceed amount of $3,600 was approved for their replacement.

Also during the meeting, Pawul reported that three crew members were attending a boat operator training course with the U.S. Coast Guard, which lasts a week. A national certification class, other area agencies also were taking part. A total of six from the Captiva district have now taken the course.

“So each shift has two certified boat operators,” he said.

Also at the meeting, Pawul provided an update on recent legislation most relevant to the district.

“The majority of them aren’t anything huge though either way,” he said.

Pawul discussed with the commissioners: HB 215, the Firefighters’ Bill of Rights; HB 855, Special Districts; SB 760, Independent Special Fire Control Districts; and HB 7/SB 1340, Legal Notices.


– In December, the district responded to 36 calls, compared to 35 during the same month in 2018. For the full-year numbers, the district responded to 421 calls in 2019, compared to 430 the year before.

“So pretty much consistent,” Pawul said.