DeBary Fire Station No. 33: Grand opening, fast facts

 

 

 

The firefighters have already moved in. Now it’s time to celebrate.

DeBary officials are inviting the public to attend the grand opening of the city’s new fire station from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, July 29.

Parking is available at DeBary City Hall, 16 Colomba Road.

Here are a few highlights about Fire Station No. 33, DeBary’s only firehouse.

Cost: $2 million

Location: 75 S. Charles R. Beall Blvd. ( Next to new DeBary district headquarters for the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office, DeBary Town Hall and Florence K. Little Town Hall).

Why it is needed?: Previous station was deteriorating, didn’t meet code and couldn’t withstand hurricane-force winds.

What happened? Firefighters had to evacuate the old building during major storms because of structural concerns.

History:  The DeBary Volunteer Firemen’s
Association built previous station in 1975.

New facility: Meets National Fire Protection Association and Florida Building Code standards.

Inside: 7,962 square feet

Details:  Six bunkrooms, two offices, a
day room, kitchen and a training room.

 

Kevin Connolly

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