A new fire station recently began responding to calls in New Tampa.
On Thursday, April 19th, New Tampa's newest fire station, Fire Station #22, began responding to emergency calls from a new 8,600-square-foot facility at 10871 Cross Creek Blvd.
According to Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn
, New Tampa has had an increasing demand for emergency service as it has grown.
“Station #22 will help fulfill the needs of New Tampa residents,” he says. “Tampa Fire Rescue
is committed to providing quality services across Tampa.”
Staffed with a four-person crew and two vehicles, Engine #22 and Brush #22, the $1.7 million facility and staff will provide assistance by responding to emergency medical incidents; both structural and brush fires; and other fire-related incidents. All staff assigned to the new station are State of Florida Certified Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics
Funded by an Assistance to Firefighters Fire Station Construction Grant (SCG)
provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
, Fire Station #22 includes a center garage with three bays, as well as work and sleeping quarters; high efficiency lights and controls; solar powered exterior lighting and water heating; and an HVAC system. Other on-site sustainability features include the use of recycled materials, Florida Friendly Landscaping
and a storm water retention system.
The City of Tampa Fire Rescue Department was one of 100 selected to receive funding by SCG.
Writer: Alexis Quinn Chamberlain
Source: Mayor Bob Buckhorn, City of Tampa