Island Neighbor - Darren White
FMB Fire District Chief
When any sort of disaster arises, like the fatal lightning strike on our beach this week, we count on our emergency services people to come to the rescue, to do what can be done. What sort of person chooses to be the one who first arrives on the scene, who makes life-and-death decisions in a moment, who, when it is necessary, calms and comforts total strangers during what, for some, is possibly the worst moment of their lives? Fort Myers Beach Fire District Chief Darren White is such a person.Born and raised in Miami, Darren White was a happy-go-lucky kid. His parents and neighbors often got together in his backyard on the weekends, to celebrate a special day, or just to unwind after the workweek, and all their kids would come with them.