As Coral Springs began to grow and develop in the marshy swamplands in the northwest area of the City, a third fire station was needed. Station 3, constructed at 11800 N.W. 41st St., provided service to the expanding area. Station 3 became Station 71, its official Broward County designation, and serves as a central training point for the then-volunteer Coral Springs Fire Department. In 1991, the City built a four-story training tower behind Station 71 to improve on-site fire service training. Former member Cagle earned the honor of having the station named after him when he retired. A lot has changed at “The Swamp” and soon will Station 71, which is scheduled for a complete tear down and rebuild this year.