New Station 57
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East Lake- The Board of Fire Commissioners voted at a Special Meeting February 13, 2006, to approve a $3.6 million operating budget to build a new Fire Station, Administration Offices and a Community Meeting Room. The Board of Fire Commissioners also met at a Special Meeting on February 23 and voted on the design submitted to Hoffman Architects, P.A.
The new station will replace the existing building, built in 1978 and located at 3375 Tarpon Lake Boulevard. The fire company has outgrown the existing building, which was built and used to house the first volunteer fire company that covered the area now known as “East Lake”. The existing station will stay in service until the construction of the new building is completed in July 2007. The new building will be constructed behind the existing fire station. There will be no loss of emergency services at any time during the construction of the new station.
The new building will house East Lake’s Squad 57 crew, District Chief and Administration offices. It will also have a Community Meeting room with a 50 person capacity, small refreshment area and is available for public use. The new station will be constructed to current building standards, fire codes, fully sprinkled and alarmed.
It’s been almost a year since the Board of Fire Commissioners began discussions of building a new fire station. The concept of the new building was designed by costs and needs assessments established by the Board of Fire Commissioners and the Building Committee, made up of Commissioner Florence Galloway, Fire Chief Jeff Malzone, Fire Administration Division Chiefs Tom May and Steve Rogers, Office Manager Marianne Wayne and Firefighters DC Bill Edling, and Lt. Scott McLain. This committee toured local area fire stations, interviewed firefighters and researched current mandates to arrive at the design that was presented to the commissioners to consider.
The Board of Fire Commissioners contracted Hoffman Architects, P.A., who also built the Brooker Creek Preserve Environmental Education Center off Keystone Road. This is the first fire station for Hoffman Architect, P. A. and they are very excited about this project. Peter Brown Construction, Inc. has been contracted as the Construction Manager to oversee the project. Peter Brown Construction, Inc. was involved building the North Pinellas Y.M.C.A. on Village Center Dr.
Ground breaking is scheduled for December 19, 2006 at 3:00 p.m. A time line of the project is available for public view at the Station 57 on Tarpon Lake Boulevard. For more information about this project, contact Fire Chief Jeff Malzone at 727-784-8668.