Rotary Club of Amelia Island Sunrise welcomed new Fire Chief, Chuck Bogle to their Feburary 24th meeting!
Amelia Island, FL – The Rotary Club of Amelia Island Sunrise welcomed Chuck Bogle, the new Fire Chief for Fernandina Beach, to speak to the morning Rotary club about the services available from our local Fire Department.
Mr. Bogle was born in Lakeland, Florida but spent forty two years in Titusville, Florida with four years as Fire Chief. Currently, Chuck Bogle heads up the three Fernandina Beach fire stations, overseeing twenty-nine firefighters.
All three fire stations are staffed with eight firefighters each, and they work together to help with emergency calls from each location, in order to strive for a three to five minute response time.
The department’s roots go back as far as the late 1800’s. In 1883, after two devastating fires completely destroyed the city’s downtown district, the city council formalized “Hook & Ladder Company One.”
The services that the Fernandina Beach Fire-Rescue department provides to our residents and visitors include: fire suppression, advanced life support/emergency medical response, hazardous materials incident mitigation, fire prevention, public safety services, ocean rescue, and emergency preparedness.
All of the Fire-Rescue Operations division are cross-trained to also provide emergency medical responses. Each member is professionally trained and certified by the State of Florida as a Firefighter/Emergency Medical Technician or a Firefighter/Paramedic.
The Rotary Club of Amelia Island Sunrise meets every Friday at 7:30am. at the Fernandina Beach Golf Club. For more information about the club or to attend a morning breakfast meeting, please visit www.ameliaislandrotary.com.