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City opens new fire station

Fire Station 6 at 1901 Clint Moore Road has opened. The $5.2 million station features new and improved upgrades, the city said in the announcement.

The new station will house up to 10 crew members and service an area in the northwestern part of city limits. Four bays will house a new engine truck, medical unit and two hazmat trucks. Eight unisex bathrooms facilitate the decontamination of all crew members at the same time, in accordance with the national effort to prevent firefighter cancer (“Shower Within an Hour”).

The station was built to withstand 155 mph winds. Fire Rescue Services will apply for a LEED certification for the new structure.

The old Fire Station 6 was demolished in February 2020 and the new facility took 15 months to build. The station was built with Palm Beach County Surtax funds.

“The construction of this new building incorporates all of the best design features we have in our other stations,” Fire Chief Tom Wood said in the statement.

Boca Raton Fire Rescue Services has eight fire stations in city limits. The old one was built in 1988. “It was our oldest station not renovated. The footprint of the existing building wasn’t suitable for expansion,” Wood said in an interview last April.

The contract was awarded to Sisca Construction Services. Crews moved out on Dec. 27 into a temporary facility in a parking lot 1/3 miles away, Wood said in an progress report in October.

 

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