Hillsborough County is working toward a proposed fire station to respond to the growth in the SouthShore area, reports Osprey Observer.
The fire station will be built with a budget of approximately $3.8 million. Hillsborough County’s Public Works Department is managing the building of the fire station, the 46th in the county and the third planned since 2006.
The fire station will be one of the largest in the county at approximately 12,000 sq. ft. with four bays and will include an emergency signal. There will be 14 dorms and it will be one of only five stations in the county to house a ladder truck in addition to a traditional engine, a rescue ambulance and a water tanker.