Orange County Fire Rescue Celebrates Station 28 Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Orange County Fire Rescue Chiefs stand with District 2 Commissioner Bryan Nelson to celebrate the newly renovated Fire Station 28.
On Friday, August 5, 2016, Orange County Fire Rescue celebrated the newly renovated Fire Station 28 with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. Located in Apopka, Fire Station 28 ran 2,491 calls for service during the last fiscal year, 2,025 of which were EMS calls.
The renovation of Station 28 was led by the Fire Facilities section in conjunction with several County partners. The new fire station is nearly double in size, going from the original 1,100 square feet to 2,000 square feet of living space. The completion of this station supports the fine work the men and women of Station 28 perform daily while providing critical services to the community.
“Station 28’s first-due area covers more than 40 square miles and includes South Apopka, Clarcona, Paradise Heights and Robinson Hill Heights, just to name a few,” said Orange County Fire Chief Otto Drozd III. “We are excited to celebrate with the community the new home of Station 28 that will serve Orange County residents and visitors for decades to come.”
“Our goal is to provide our firefighters a comfortable, functional space to work and live, as they serve our community 24 hours a day,” said Drozd.
Fire Station 28 is located at 3250 Clarcona Road, Apopka, Florida 32703. It was established in 1988 and houses a three-person engine, two-person rescue and 2,500-gallon tanker.
For more information about Orange County Fire Rescue, as well as emergency and safety information, visit www.ocfrd.com or contact Public Information Officer Kat Kennedy by calling (407) 836-9074.