Fire department in Florida celebrates newest and largest fire station in their city

  • Source: WCJB-TV ABC/CW+ 20 Gainesville
  • Published: 03/01/2024 12:00 AM

VIDEO: Alachua County Fire Chief Harold Theus is excited for the public to check out their newest and largest station. Chief Theus is hosting a ribbon-cutting ceremony alongside Alachua County Manager Michele Lieberman, Commission Chair Mary C. Alford, and Public Works Director Ramon Gavarrete. The 11,500 square foot building fits 10 beds and three bays. It was built with sustainable features incorporating solar power, a backup generator, and wind-load resistance. The $6.5 million project includes the cost of construction and furnishings inside the station, like gear lockers, beds, and everyday living essentials.Theus says this new station will have a fire engine and rescue moved over from their old station on Southwest 43rd Street. They’re also finishing up a brand new water tanker.


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