SFRD History

The Sanibel Fire Control District was formally established in May, 1955. Captiva’s Fire District was formally established in the same legislative session. Sanibel’s District ended at Bowman’s Beach Road...

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Training is an integral part of any fire/ems agency. We take pride on providing our citizens with staffing trained to handle any emergencies that may rise.

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Facilities & Equipment

Sanibel Fire operates from 2 stations on the island. Daily operations including an array of apparatus for both marine and land response...

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On behalf of the Board of Commissioners of the Sanibel Fire and Rescue District welcome to our website. Sanibel Island is approximately 17 square miles in size with over 15 miles of beach frontage. Sanibel Island also boasts over 12,000 acres of conservation land consisting of parcels owned by the J. N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge, Sanibel/Captiva Conservation Foundation and the City of Sanibel public parks. Sanibel Island has a population of approximately 6,000 year round residents with populations exceeding 20,000 during winter months. An average temperature of 74 degrees and many sunny days make for an incredible environment.


The personnel of the Sanibel Fire and Rescue District provide an outstanding service to the residents and visitors of Sanibel Island. Our District has a dedicated staff of 28 full time. The District provides Fire/Rescue services with the following specialties: Fire Operations, Advanced Life Support (non-transport), Advanced Water Rescue, Hazardous Materials Response, and Confined Space Rescue. These facets are coordinated by the following: Administration, Fire Prevention and Life Safety, and Training for both Fire Operations and Basic and Advanced Life Support. Each of these programs is vital to the safety and security of the community.


Knox Box for Home Owners

Sanibel Fire is proud to implement another safety and potential property saving measure by providing our citizens the opportunity to add residential knox boxes to their homes....