Flagler County Closes On Property For Future West Side Fire Station

By on November 3, 2017 in WNDB News

Flagler County, FL – Flagler County is one step closer to getting a new fire station on the County’s west side after officials closed on the property for the future site of the station at the intersection of State Road 100 and County Road 305.

The new fire station will be at a currently constructed 12,000 square foot building with an attached 8,000 square foot lean-to area. The building, which sits on 25.48 acres, will be hardened into a fire station and fixed up to make sure that it can withstand higher winds.

Commission Chair Nate McLaughlin made the official announcement about the station Thursday during his town hall meeting in Daytona North. “I have been working for a better solution for the west side of our county,” said McLaughlin. “I’m very proud of Flagler County staff in their persistence to improve how we provide services throughout the county.”

The total cost to acquire the property was $625,000, and the station may be operational hopefully within a year to two years, according to Flagler County officials.

“Right now we have a very old fire station further west than where this one is, but it’s not big enough for our current needs,” explains Julie Murphy, Public Information Officer for Flagler County.

The location on Flagler’s west side is key in helping firefighters battle the county’s bigger fires. “Every major wildfire has come from the west side of the county,” Flagler County Fire Rescue Chief Don Petito says. “It is a great asset to serve as the base for these fire-fighting operations.”

Copyright Southern Stone Communications 2017.

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