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Englewood Fire Training Center

Englewood Fire Training Center is located at:

13400 Haligan Way
Englewood, FL 34223

This facility is used for firefighting training programs.  The facility is served by a municipal water supply system that provides its drinking water.  There are no wells on-site.  There is a retention pond surrounding the northern, western and eastern boundaries of the facility.

DEP conducted a site reconnaissance on April 4, 2019 and a preliminary site assessment (PSA)  during the week of April 15, 2019.  Groundwater, soil, sediment and surface water samples were collected.  Based on the results of this sample event, on-site groundwater contamination by perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) which are associated with firefighting aqueous film forming foam (AFFF), were detected above provisional cleanup target levels.

DEP will work with the City of Englewood on the development of a cleanup plan to remove or contain the contamination to prevent environmental impact and human exposure.

DEP advised the Florida Department of Health (DOH) of these results and directed them to develop and implement a community sampling plan. DOH completed the sampling of fifteen potable wells around the Englewood Fire Training Center on October 9, 2019, and found one exceedance above the Health Advisory Level. DOH efforts are ongoing.

DEP’s Water Supply Restoration Program is providing bottled water to all interested affected private well owners whose test results exceeded the established EPA Health Advisory Level. This voluntary program also provides funding for a filter, well restoration or connection to public water system as necessary to ensure a safe drinking water supply. This bottled water supply will remain available until one of these options is in place.

During 2023, DEP assumed project management duties associated with continued per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) assessment at the facility.

A link summarizing important events at this facility is included below.  More information about this site can be accessed through DEP's information portal.  The Facility/Site ID is ERIC_7405.

Return to the Fire Training Facility Site Assessments page.

Last Modified:
March 18, 2024 - 10:00am

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