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Collier County Medical Director Pulls ALS Certification from All East Naples Firefighters

NAPLES Collier County Medical Director Robert Tober has pulled advance life support certification for all East Naples firefighter-paramedics because he says they have failed to meet agreed-upon training standards.

It is the latest move in an ongoing feud between Tober and the county s fire districts. It s just like a toothache, man, Tober said of the feud. East Naples Fire Chief Doug Dyer said Tober s latest action to decertify the remaining half-dozen firefigther-paramedics, coupled with the Collier County Commission not stopping him, is proof the commission has no interest in renegotiating the EMS and fire departments service agreement.

That was the direction the commission gave at a Sept. 15 board meeting. In early September, Tober began decertifying firefighters who are with the North Naples Fire Department and then followed suit a week later with five more North Naples firefighters and 13 firefighters from East Naples.

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