Tampa (FL) Almost Ready to Open Station 25

The facility will operate solely as a rescue station.

The City of Tampa (FL) is weeks away from providing relief to first responders by opening a new fire station in North Tampa, reports abcactionnews.com. City and fire officials Tuesday morning toured the soon-to-be fire station on East Fairbanks Street.

FA reported in September that Tampa Fire Rescue was in dire need of upgrades, and the city allocated $5 million for myriad projects to ameliorate the problem.

Tampa still must complete many renovations before the new Station 25 can be operational, though officials anticipate it being ready for action in January.

Once complete, the facility will operate solely as a rescue station—meaning firefighter and paramedics assigned there will only use ambulances to respond to medical emergencies, the report says. The city says this is a critical addition since 85% of the 911 calls in the area are medical in nature.

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