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ALACHUA COUNTY - Alachua County Fire Rescue invites residents to the Fire Rescue Station #25 Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020, at Fire Rescue Station #25 (12825 N.W. US Highway 441, Alachua) beginning at 10 a.m. Light refreshments will be served. The event is free and open to the public.
Over the past two years, the County has been actively taking steps to place a fire station, with Advanced Life Support (ALS) capabilities in the area locally known as Hague. While the project has been discussed for several years, it was approved by the County Commission in 2018.
On Jan. 31, the crew and engine moved to the new location. Once the engine bay is constructed, approximately 1,500 homeowners will be eligible for a reduction in their home-owners insurance as the Public Protective Class issued by the Insurance Services Office (ISO) will improve from a Class 9 to a Class 3. Citizens will see quicker response times to all emergencies, including life-threatening calls, which translates to a safer community.
"We are excited about reducing response times and improving service delivery to this area of Alachua County," said Alachua County Fire Rescue Chief Harold Theus. "I am thankful that our Board places importance on public safety, and as a result all the citizens will benefit from the new fire station location."
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