Orange County Fire Rescue Breaks Ground on New Fire Station
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – Aug. 31, 2017 – Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs, the Orange County Board of Commissioners, along with Fire Chief Otto Drozd III and the men and women of Orange County Fire Rescue will officially break ground on Fire Station 67, located at 10679 University Boulevard. The ceremony will take place on Friday, Sept. 1, 2017, at 10 a.m.
Fire Station 67 helps meet Orange County’s Sustainability Plan goals for safety and connectivity by providing faster emergency response and disaster preparedness for citizens in the communities of East Orange County and the University of Central Florida. Orange County Fire Station 67 is a flagship project of Mayor Teresa Jacobs’ INVEST in our Home for Life initiative. INVEST will provide $6.4 million in funding for the project, which has an estimated build completion date of spring 2018.
Through INVEST, Orange County Fire Rescue will receive $30 million over the next five years to fund the following:
- $18 million for three new fire stations;
- $7 million for new fire apparatus and equipment; and
- $5 million allocation as partial funding for a regional fire training facility.
The purpose of the new funding is to ensure Orange County Fire Rescue has the ability to continue its industry-leading performance and deliver an exceptional level of service to the citizens and visitors of Orange County. Mayor Jacobs’ INVEST initiative, announced in 2015, is one of the largest infrastructure programs in Orange County’s history. Known as INVEST, the $300 million investment program provides for affordable housing, public safety, infrastructure, parks, pedestrian safety, road construction and transportation improvements.
Who: Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs
Orange County Board of County Commissioners
Fire Chief Otto Drozd III
Orange County Fire Rescue Personnel
What: Station 67 Groundbreaking Ceremony
When: Friday, Sept. 1, 2017, at 10 a.m.
Where: 10679 University Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32817
About Orange County Government: Orange County Government strives to serve its residents and guests with integrity, honesty, fairness and professionalism. Located in Central Florida, Orange County includes 13 municipalities and is home to world-famous theme parks, one of the nation’s largest convention centers and a thriving life science research park. Seven elected members make up the Board of County Commissioners, including the Mayor, who is elected countywide. For more information, please visit www.OCFL.net or go to Orange County Government’s social media channels.