A new fire station is coming to New Tampa

Residents of New Tampa will get a new fire station in 2017, amid a boom in development and population growth. Other proposed capital improvement projects include upgrading playground equipment at New Tampa Recreation Center and installing CCTV cameras along Cross Creek Boulevard to help regulate traffic signals and ease congestion. “The growth here has been tremendous,” said Tampa City … [Read more...]

Volunteer firefighter up for national award

Stephanie Sorenson always had a desire to become a firefighter. But, she was initially hesitant to join the force. Being a female, the Wesley Chapel resident was unsure how she would be accepted within the Pasco County Fire Rescue fraternity. She, too, was unaware of how to become a volunteer firefighter— until she attended a fire safety event at The Shops at Wiregrass more than four years … [Read more...]

Have a holly, jolly — safe season

The holidays are meant to be a time of good cheer, but with all of the hustle and bustle, there’s also more opportunity for accidents and crime, too. Here are some pointers from various local agencies and national websites, intended to help you have a safe and happy season. Here are some holiday safety tips from the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office: Be Safe While Shopping Lock … [Read more...]