Florida firefighters 'camp' in RV as city inches toward construction of $2 million fire station

  • Source: TCPalm - Metered Site
  • Published: 09/22/2022 12:00 AM

PHOTOS: For almost a year, a Keystone Cougar recreational vehicle in Haney Creek Park has been the home of Stuart Fire Rescue temporary Station No. 3. Two firefighters rotate through 24-hour shifts in a camp-like environment, parked next to a gazebo with a smoker and grill at the ready. And unlike crews staffing Stuart's two existing fire stations — on Southeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Southeast Monterey Road — personnel tend to parkgoers who ask for Band-Aids or need help catching their runaway dog. “I’ve chased a couple of dogs,” admitted firefighter/paramedic Drew Edwards. “It’s obviously different than being at a fire station.” Edwards and other firefighters operating out of the RV have been responding to emergency calls north of Northwest Wright Boulevard, Chief Vince Felicione said.


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