Today, we celebrated the groundbreaking ceremony of our newest Orlando Fire Station 2 in Parramore. This state-of-the-art facility is another example of our continued commitment to keeping our residents and businesses safe.
Over the last 10 years, we as a City have made significant investments in public safety by adding more firefighters, investing in cutting-edge technology and providing state of the art training.
We’ve constructed six new fire stations and a new headquarters, implemented Fire Based Transport to ensure a continuum of care for our residents and achieved a Class 1 ISO Rating and International Accreditation – making our Orlando Fire Department one of only 15 departments in the nation to have both.
As your Mayor, keeping our community safe is my top priority.
Fire station 2 will offer a more centralized coverage zone and continue to allow us to provide the best fire and medical care to our residents and businesses in these neighborhoods they serve.
While this is a new building for the firefighters, it’s also a place with enhanced services for our residents. Along with the expansion of the station to include more bays for specialized equipment, there will also be a community room for residents to utilize for meetings and classroom activities like free blood pressure checks and our Take Heart Orlando hands-only CPR trainings.
Station 2 will also be a LEED-certified building, demonstrating our continued commitment to safety and sustainability.
For more than 90 years, Station 2 has been home to some of the best firefighters and has provided our community with the highest quality service. I am proud of that tradition and committed to continuing this service.
– Buddy Dyer, Mayor