Property Ordinance Registration
On May 24, 2015, Fort Myers Beach lost a member of the community in a tragic residential structure fire. This was the first deadly fire in over thirty-five years for the Fort Myers Beach Community. This fire is representative of America’s fire problem, each year, the United States loses close to 3,000 citizens in residential structure fires, and most are preventable. Coupling these statistics with an aging population and building stock it became clear that action was needed if the Fire District was going to prevent these tragedies moving forward. In February 2016, the Fort Myers Beach Fire Control District Board of Commissioners enacted Ordinance 2016-001. This new Ordinance was created for the specific purpose of saving lives and properties by allowing District Fire Inspectors to work cooperatively with owners to identify risks to fire and life safety.