Tampa, Florida 2021-06-11 05:35:50 –
Land O’Lakes, Florida — Land O’Lakes’ population is growing rapidly.
“We are very pleased to know that Pasco County is a great place to live,” said Corey Dierdorff, spokeswoman for Pasco County Fire Rescue.
As more people move to the area, some unique challenges arise.
“When people move through the county, we want to make sure they are protected and that fire rescue is doing their best to protect them,” Deardorff said.
That’s why the Pasco County Fire Department is building a service station 9 in northern Land O’Lakes.
“As the population boom continues, for the foreseeable future we need to continue to grow as an institution that provides top-notch professional fire rescue services to these populations,” said Dierdorff.
Located right next to the Sun Coast Parkway, it allows crew members to quickly enter and exit when answering phone calls throughout the county.
“Therefore, we plan to install some special units that can go up and down the Sun Coast Highway to help with accidents,” said Deardorff.
Currently, the closest fire station in the area is minutes away.
“When I call 911, I want to get there as soon as possible. With that fire department, I can do that,” said Dierdorff.
Fire Department 9 helps protect firefighters from carcinogens.
“For years, when firefighters are aware of bad medical calls, bad car accidents, exposure to car liquids, and fires in homes that produce carcinogens, The most dangerous part of a fire isn’t really the fire, it’s the smoke it causes and the long-term effects it has on firefighters, “said Dierdorff.
The new station features hot, warm and cold designs for firefighters to safely decontaminate.
“This allows firefighters to get off the truck back from the phone and enter our warm zone, a shower area where they can take a shower after they have already been cleaned on site. They are at home. You can wash your clothes and uniforms and wear clean uniforms before you enter, “said Deardorff.
This was one of the first things in the state to do this.
Fire Department 9 will be completed in the next nine months.
Once that’s done, nearby resentments can save money on homeowners insurance.
Pasco County Fire Rescue plans to build three new stations in the new service area within the next few years.
There are also plans to rebuild four fire stations.
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