Parramore Gets a New Fire Station
It is always wonderful to see improvements to city services. When the safety of our community is included in improvements it is even better. I am happy to note that the Parramore neighborhood in Orlando is getting a new fire station. Fire District 2 is getting a new home and as of September 8th, the construction has begun. District 2 is known as the Pride of Parramore and it is easy to see that this will remain true with all the great features that will be included in the new building. Located at 1203 W Robinson Street, it is expected the project will be completed by next summer. Until the station is ready, Fire District 2 is operating from modular buildings on the new site. The station move was originally done to allow room for the new downtown stadium being planned for the Orlando City Soccer Club.
With the new fire station comes some great improvements, for our firefighters and the community. The 12,000 plus square foot building will not only house 33 firefighters, an engine and two rescue units, but it will also have a heavy rescue specialty unit in place. A heavy rescue unit is one with specialized equipment such as the Jaws of Life used in vehicular crashes or high lift jacks and cranes. There are often cutting torches and circular saws or other non-standard equipment on this type of unit. Having this in place at will provide needed assistance for more technical rescues such as a large traffic collisions or rescues from confined spaces. As one of the busiest stations in the nation the new equipment and larger size will be a big plus for the future of District 2.
There will be a large area of the station set up for departmental training sessions and meetings, and community events such as free medical screenings and safety classes like the Community CARE Program, teaching residents how to give CPR to someone in an emergency. On the environmental front, the new station will be LEED certified for energy efficiency. The district services part of downtown Orlando, the Amway Center, Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre and Tinker Field. The new station will be a more centralized hub location for the safety of the neighborhoods and businesses in the area.
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