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Fire station dedication Saturday
By Times Staff Writer
Published January 16, 2008
Pasco County Emergency Services Department will dedicate its new Fire Rescue Station, No. 36, at 34516 Blanton Road in Dade City, at 11 a.m. Saturday.
Crews began operating out of the new 7,075-square-foot facility Dec. 28.
The dedication ceremony will include members of the Pasco County Commission and other dignitaries. An open house for viewing the new fire station will follow the dedication.
"The station will greatly enhance the service to the area for both medical and fire suppression emergencies as it serves the citizenry of Pasco County for many years to come," said Pasco County Fire Chief Anthony Lopinto.
The station will house a minimum of five personnel assigned to 24/7 shifts. A fire engine and a paramedic ambulance will operate out of the station, along with a brush truck and a 3,000- gallon tanker-foam tender.
The station has three drive-through bays capable of housing a total of six pieces of apparatus.
The $1.7-million structure was built by Bandes Construction and was completed in 10 months.