Home Hollywood Fire + Rescue Hollywood residents will get a new Fire Station 45

Hollywood residents will get a new Fire Station 45

The Hollywood City Commission has just approved the Fiscal Year 2015 operating budget and one of the major items on this budget is a new fire station.

This year’s budget has a 10.5 percent increase over last year’s budget. It includes five debt financed capital projects for a total of $4.275 million over a 5-10 year term. $2,000,000 is to replace Fire Station 45.

Now a number of things will take place. The debt will need to be issued, an engineering study will take place, plans will need to be drawn up, permits applied for and issued, staff and equipment would need to move out, the building will need to be demolished, the site will need to be cleared, then construction will take place. 

And there is a need for a new Fire Station 45. “It would cost most money to retrofit the current Station 45 than to demolish and rebuild it,” said Hollywood Fire Rescue Battalion Chief Chris Del Campo.

The current station is outdated and is not up to code. It is too small and does not have adequate facilities for female firefighters. The new stations will be larger and will be able to handle the latest technology. It will have proper facilities for female fire fighters, more office space and more kitchen space. The new Fire Station 45 will be able to provide better service to residents of Hollywood.

Station 45 is located at 1810 North 64th Avenue.

 

David Volz
David Volz
David Volz has been a reporter for Hollywood Gazette since 2011 and has worked for numerous community news publications throughout South Florida over the past two decades including the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Miami Herald and South Florida Business Journal. He is a Professor in the Business department at Broward College and the editor of the Coral Springs Connection, an online community news website. He covers city government, schools, sports events, cultural activities, faith groups and workplaces.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Must Read

The North Runway at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport is Closed for Repairs

The north runway at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport is closed to aircraft traffic over the next four months as it undergoes significant rehabilitation. A presentation...

Hollywood Commission Issues Proclamation for Gun Violence Awareness Day

The Hollywood Commission issued a proclamation in recognition of the 5th National Gun Violence Awareness Day on June 7, 2019. Members from Moms Demand...

Hollywood Commission Approves Major Infrastructure Projects

The Hollywood Commission approved some major contracts involving infrastructure. It agreed to a resolution contracting Southeastern Engineering Contractors, Inc. for construction services related to sanitary...

Sidelines Sports Bar II in Downtown Hollywood Scores Touchdown with Patrons

Sidelines Sports Bar II, a new establishment in Downtown Hollywood, is a sports lover's paradise. Inside the 6,000-square-foot full-service bar and restaurant on 1832 Harrison...

Royal Poinciana Limited Sewer Expansion Project Receives Approval

The Hollywood Commission approved a major contract with Lanzo Construction for construction services related to the water main replacement program known as the Royal...
Share This