Ave Maria


Fire Station 32 in Ave Maria FloridaNAPLES, FL., — June 8, 2022–   Ave Maria Development and Immokalee Fire Control District announce the grand opening of the new Fire Control District Headquarters and Fire Station 32. The public is invited to tour the new 22,000 square foot station that serves the Ave Maria community and the southern areas of the Immokalee Fire Control District on June 10th 2022 at 3:00 p.m. in the Ave Maria Park of Commerce.

“The new headquarters is a tremendous asset to the community,” shared Michael J. Choate, District Manager and Fire Chief of Immokalee Fire Control District. It houses three to four firefighters and two ambulance personnel, a Paramedic and EMT provided by Collier County EMS 24 hours a day, seven days a week. In addition, the Fire Station can accommodate up to 14 personnel, or more, During times like Hurricanes. The first floor of headquarters includes Sheriff deputies and an Alternate Reporting Unit (ARU) member, as well as Fire Prevention Staff, and a meeting/training room. The Second Floor Accommodates the Fire Chief, Deputy Chief, Administration Chief, CFO, and administrative personnel. The station is the first new facility in the Immokalee Fire Control District since its inception in 1953.

Fire Control District Headquarters and Fire Station 32 is located in the town of Ave Maria, named a top 25 Selling Master-Planned Community in the United States. The Ave Maria lifestyle includes amenities for its homeowners such as water park, soccer and baseball fields, fitness center, amphitheater, dog park, bocce and tennis courts, Town Center with Publix Supermarket, commercial center with Mobil gas station, private schools from preschool through university, and on-site free events throughout the year. Single-family homes are available for purchase from four well-respected builders—CC Homes, Del Webb, Lennar and Pulte Homes—and are priced from the $200s.


Ave Maria has been named a Top 25 Master Planned Community in the United States, 2015-2021 Community of the Year, the Top Selling Single-Family Home Community in Southwest Florida, and its active adult community, Del Webb Naples, has been named a Top 20 Places to Retire. Located in southwest Florida, Ave Maria is a self-sustaining town including shopping and dining, employment opportunities, parks and recreation, and is zoned for all A-rated Collier County public schools.  At its build out, the town will include up to 11,000 residences, and 1.8 million square feet of retail, office, and business park uses in its 4,000 acres.  Ave Maria is located at the intersection of Oil Well and Camp Keais Roads in Eastern Collier County.  The main entrance, on Oil Well just west of Camp Keais, leads to the Town Center. Take I-75, exit 111, follow the signs east to Ave Maria, approximately 25 minutes. For more information, please visit  call 239-352-3903.



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