State Senator Lauren Book will be presenting a $1.5 million check to the City of Plantation Fire Station #1 today for the 2017 Appropriation during the City’s council meeting.
Fire Station #1 was established in 1957 to accommodate two small fire units and few part-time volunteers. Though it was later expanded in the 1960s, it was not built to house a full-time staff that works out of the station twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. In its current state, staff is unable to effectively operate out of the station. The City hopes to use the appropriation funds to construct a new fire station.
“Fire Station #1 has been dedicated to serving the residents of Plantation for 60 years,” said Book. “I am honored to have the opportunity to present this check to such a deserving organization.”
The council meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 9th, at 400 NW 73rd Avenue in Plantation.