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Breaking Ground on Cancer-Preventing Fire Station 2 in New Port Richey

Breaking Ground on Cancer-Preventing Fire Station 2 in New Port Richey

by | Jun 14, 2023

The City of New Port Richey has recently held a groundbreaking event for the new Fire Station 2 and is proud to announce this 7,876-square-foot state-of-the-art facility located on a 1.19-acre parcel donated by the Kulhawik family in 1987. This station will feature a hot, warm, and cold zone area, complete with two drive-thru bays, office space, a day room, training and exercise rooms, a bunker gear storage room, commercial-grade kitchen, dorm-style bedrooms, and an outdoor private patio aiming to provide fire and EMS services to the U.S. 19 corridor, the downtown district and beyond with a four-minute or less response time.

The City of New Port Richey has much to celebrate as the groundbreaking for Fire Station 2 was held at Grand Boulevard and Marine Parkway. This 7,876-square-foot state-of-the-art facility is being constructed on a 1.19-acre parcel donated to the city by the Kulhawik family in 1987. Fire Chief Chris Fitch pointed out that cancer is the leading cause of death among firefighters, and this new station will feature a hot, warm and cold zone which aims to protect them from carcinogens. The apparatus bay area will lead into the warm zone area where they can decontaminate their clothes before entering the living quarters (cold zone).

Construction of New Fire Station Announced in New Port Richey

The City of New Port Richey is thrilled to announce the construction of a new fire station. It will include two drive-thru bays, office space, a day room, training and exercise rooms, a bunker gear storage room, a commercial-grade kitchen, dorm-style bedrooms to accommodate up to six personnel and an outdoor private patio. This location was determined to be more than relevant, providing fire and EMS service to the U.S. 19 corridor, the downtown district, as well as excellent east/west capabilities, all while ensuring a four-minute or less response time. Stay updated on the latest news in New Port Richey with free, real-time updates from Patch.

State-of-the-Art Fire Station

The new Fire Station No. 2 will be a state-of-the-art facility that will provide the City of New Port Richey with an updated infrastructure to serve its community.

Design and Construction

The building was designed by Spring Engineering and will be built by the E&L Construction Group with an expected completion date of summer 2024.

Benefits to the Community

This upgrade to the 1974 facility will ensure that the City’s firefighters have the best possible working conditions to serve the community.

The City of New Port Richey is proud to announce the construction of a new state-of-the-art Fire Station No. 2. Built in response to the aging infrastructure of the 1974 facility, the building was designed by Spring Engineering and will be built by the E&L Construction Group with an expected completion date of summer 2024. With this upgrade, the City reaffirms its commitment to ensuring that its firefighters have the best possible working conditions to serve the community.

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The City of New Port Richey is embracing their commitment to public safety by building a new state-of-the-art fire station. This new facility stands testament to the City’s recognition the importance of protecting their hardworking firefighters from the carcinogens they anyway encounter as part of their job. Funded by the Kulhawik family, it boasts modern updates including two drive-away bays, an indoor private patio, ‘warm’ and ‘cold bays’ and a commercial-grade kitchen, all within response time of four minutes or less. It is projected for completion in summer 2024 and is without doubt set to become one of the pride of East Pasco’s fire safety programs.

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