FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MARCH 3, 2020
DAVIE WELCOMES FIRE STATION 86 AND SHENANDOAH COMMUNITY CENTER WITH GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION
DAVIE, Fla. - Town of Davie will host a grand opening celebration on Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 11 a.m. to welcome Davie’s newest addition: Fire Station 86 and the Shenandoah Community Center. The event will be held at 14452 Shenandoah Parkway. This is the Town’s sixth fire rescue station, geographically located to enhance response times to our growing community.
This event will feature a ceremonial uncoupling of a fire hose (in place of a traditional ribbon cutting), and tours of both the fire station and community center. Light refreshments will be provided to those in attendance.
Additional activities include fire extinguisher simulation, the display of fire engine, rescue truck and ladder truck, fire safety trailer, free tennis clinic, free face painting, arts and craft projects, bounce house, inflatable axe throw, hurricane preparedness information, and 2020 census information.
The new fire station and community center is over 14,000 square feet and is equipped with energy-efficient lighting, two bays, and will be home to two advanced life support (ALS) units - Rescue 86 and Engine 86.
The facility is designed to withstand winds over 157 mph and will be utilized as an offsite emergency operations location during disasters. It was built with the use of rated building materials such as filled cell concrete block walls, steel roof trusses, metal roofing, and impact-resistant windows.
“The moment has finally arrived,” Mayor Judy Paul said. “Everyone who took part in this project worked so hard to bring this new fire station to fruition. We hope that our residents can take some time out of their day to share in this exciting occasion with us.”
The station will house a minimum of five firefighters/paramedics and an advanced life support rescue unit and fire engine to provide service to the north west portions the Davie. Fire Station 86 meets the towns goals of providing faster emergency response and disaster preparedness.
“The safety of our residents is of utmost importance to all of us here at the Town of Davie,” Fire Chief Julie Downey said. “After the careful planning and constructing of this new state-of-the-art facility, this is a welcomed addition to our community. This station will help improve the emergency response functions of our first responders for generations to come.”
Leona Henry, Intergovernmental Affairs Manager
Sussette Rodriguez, Public Relations Assistant
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