Pasco County Fire Rescue broke ground on April 6, on a new fire station coming to Zephyrhills.
County officials and representatives were on hand for the late morning ceremony. Station No. 18 will be located at Chancey Road and Yonkers Boulevard, just across the street from the Samuel Pasco Recreation Complex.
The state-of-the-art, four-bay fire station is designed with firefighter health, safety and wellness in mind, and includes hot, warm and cold zones designed to help reduce firefighter cancer rates by allowing firefighters to clean carcinogens off their bodies before entering the fire station’s living quarters.
The station also will include larger bays to accommodate specialty apparatus, a built-in 16-member training classroom to support multi-station training, a flex room to house additional firefighters during a significant emergency, and advanced station alerting to improve firefighter health and wellness.
The groundbreaking marks the fifth new station to be paid for by the G.O. (general obligation) bond approved by Pasco voters to pay for fire rescue improvements.
Published April 26, 2023