What Is Community Connect?
The Fort Myers Fire Department is always looking for ways to improve the services we provide to our community. We are excited to announce that we are providing a new program that allows us to protect our residents' lives and property in even more effective ways. The program is Community Connect. It is a free, secure, and easy way for our communities to provide critical information about their households to our first responders. By providing information about you or your residence that you feel is important for our emergency response personnel to know about in the unfortunate event that there is an emergency, we can ensure you and everything you care about can be better protected.
What Kind of Information Can You Provide?
Understanding critical information such as your residence type, whether or not you have fire sprinklers, or designated family meeting places, improves our ability to respond and make decisions during an emergency.
Let us know who is best to contact in case of an emergency. Your contacts can help us with everything from access to how to deal with potential hazards or locate occupants. Getting in touch helps us better communicate at the time when it's needed most.
If you or members of your family have mobility or other types of functional needs that may require additional assistance, letting us know means we can plan accordingly and respond more quickly to those needs.
Your pets are part of the family too. We want to make sure that we are able to evacuate pets and handle them as best we can during an incident. Tell us about any type of pet at your residence - even take a photo so we can spot them easily!
Is It Secure?
Data that you provide Community Connect is secure and is used only for the purpose of better serving you during emergency situations. Your information is never used for any other purpose. All logins are password protected with bank-level encryption and security. If you're comfortable logging into your online bank you'll be comfortable logging into Community Connect.