The City of New Port Richey commemorated the groundbreaking for its newly constructed Fire Station No. 2 with a ceremony on May 25, 2023. Designed to reduce the risk of cancer by providing firefighters with decontamination washers, clean uniforms, and drive-thru bays, this is 7,876sq. Ft. state-of-the-art facility will provide fire and EMS service to and help promote a positive public image and keep the community safe.
A State-of-the-Art Fire Station
The City of New Port Richey is proud to announce the groundbreaking of its new Fire Station No. 2, a 7,876 sq. ft. facility designed with state-of-the-art features. The station will be built on a 1.19-acre parcel of land that was generously donated to the city by the Kulhawik family in 1987. With its hot, warm, and cold zone features, this new station is designed to protect firefighters from carcinogens and other combustion products. The groundbreaking ceremony began on May 25, 2023, marking this exciting project’s beginning.
On May 25, 2023, the City of New Port Richey held a groundbreaking ceremony for its new Fire Station No. 2, which will be a 7,876 square foot, cutting-edge facility that will be built on a 1.19 acre tract of property that was gifted to the city by the Kulhawik family in 1987. The City of New Port Richey is very proud of this new facility. This new station is meant to protect firefighters from carcinogens and other combustion products with features such as a hot zone, a warm zone, and a cold zone.
The importance of this project was emphasized by Fire Chief Chris Fitch, who pointed out that the station’s decontamination washers, clean uniforms, and drive-thru bays will help lower the danger of cancer, which is the top cause of death among firefighters. The facility will feature office areas, a day room, training, and exercise facilities, a bunker gear storage room, a commercial-grade kitchen, dormitory-style beds, and a private outdoor patio area.
The new fire station would give fire and emergency medical services to the U.S. Highway 19 corridor, the downtown sector. It would have outstanding east/west capabilities, all while maintaining a response time of four minutes or less, according to City Manager Manns, who was proud to underline this fact.
She concluded, “This new facility reflects our firefighters’ strength, integrity, and positive public image – values essential in keeping our community safe.”
Manns further announced that the esteemed Spring Engineering designed the building will be constructed by the reputable E&L Construction Group, with completion expected by summer 2024.
The City of New Port Richey’s new Fire Station No. 2 will serve as a reminder of the strength and dedication of its firefighters, whose sole purpose of protecting and keeping the community safe will be enhanced with this state-of-the-art facility. As an added layer of protection from cancer, the decontamination washers, clean uniforms, and drive-thru bays will make a measurable difference in the safety of these first responders. Combined with the excellent response times to the emergency services on U.S. Highway 19 corridor, downtown district, and east/west capabilities, Fire Station No. 2 is a beacon of hope for all those entrusted with safeguarding our community.