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.