According to a report from Your Observer, the construction on Longboat Key (FL) Fire Rescue’s (LKFR’s) new fire station is nearing completion, featuring facilities and other amenities previously unavailable to the island’s first responders.
LKFR Chief Paul Dezzi recently gave a tour of the site of the new Station 92, located at 2162 Gulf of Mexico Drive, which is expected to open around the third week of May.
Since the demolition of LKFR’s old fire station, Station 91, in June 2020, south-side firefighters have operated out of a temporary trailer north of the new Station 92.
Dezzi said all 38 LKFR members have had to adapt because of renovations currently going on at Fire Station 91, which cost $807,000. Cost of demolition and renovation of Station 92 is $4,251,085, with a total cost of both projects coming in at $5,058,085.
Jon F. Swift Construction Superintendent Shane Hamm is supervising the Fire Station 92 project. The company is based in Sarasota.