A ribbon cutting ceremony and dedication ceremony for the new Fire Station 71 is set for Friday, August 17 at 5 p.m.
Fire Station 71, built in 1976, is the second oldest and second busiest station in Coral Springs. Initially, it was intended to service volunteer firefighters and, as a result, it was not built with the proper sleeping quarters, training space or equipment.
The new fire station will contain approximately 7,000 square feet in floor area, three bays, and state-of-the-art bi-fold doors. Additional space will be used to store protective equipment and for training. Construction began in January 2012 and was completed on schedule and under budget.
“We look forward to having the residents and local business community be part of this opening ceremony,” Fire Chief Mark Curran said.
Families with children are encouraged to attend as a station tour will follow the ribbon cutting ceremony.
The station is located at 11800 N.W. 41 Street, within the Corporate Park.