CAPE CORAL, Fla. -- There's now a new fire station in northwest Cape Coral. Fire Station 11 had its grand opening Wednesday morning on Burnt Store Road.
Mayor Joe Coviello says that location was chosen so first responders can cover a growing population in the cape.
The station includes advanced equipment funded by the Fire Service Assessment.
Construction of the station came in under the $4,070,189 budget and ahead of schedule.
“Fire Station 11 was built to be incredibly cost effective and functional; from the lights, floors, countertops, and even the color of the building and roof. The station was designed to reduce energy costs and meet future needs for the next 50+ years,” says Fire Chief Ryan W. Lamb, “It is also built to withstand a Category 5 hurricane and will serve as a first responder base during such events.”
"And the truck that you actually see here was one that was sent up to the panhandle that was actually helping them in their relief efforts for Hurricane Michael,” said Mayor Coviello.
The mayor adds that the design of this fire station will be utilized when it comes to planning future stations.