Escambia County’s Newest Fire Station Opens

September 26, 2013

A ribbon cutting was held Wednesday morning at Escambia County’s newest fire station.

The Perdido Key Fire Station, Visitor Information Center and Community Center is located is located at the site of the previous Perdido Key Fire StationĀ  at 15500 Perdido Key Drive and will house the Escambia County Fire Rescue Station 19, the Perdido Key Chamber of Commerce, and visitor information center and a community center. Offices, meeting space and a helicopter landing pad for EMS and disaster recovery use are also featured at the facility.

The $5.7 million project was funded with local option sales tax funds. photos by Kristi Smith, click to enlarge.


4 Responses to “Escambia County’s Newest Fire Station Opens”

  1. McDavid Mom on September 27th, 2013 2:20 pm

    If it’s needed then congrats :) We are friends with both paid AND volunteer fire & rescue. Yes volunteer do it for “free” but hey …. they choose to volunteer. Its in their heart to do that :) I respect and admire ALL fire and first responders. As far as coverage …. If you choose to live outside of major city hubs … well that’s just always been life ….. the more dense the population the more “need” for MORE protection. The further away you live from major cities the more likely you have to wait longer for response…. but again that’s where volunteers come into play. Ill say this … I have (unfortunately) had to have police respond on one occasion and ambulance on a separate occasion…… I can honestly say (even though with the medical one having it been my child and you know as a MOM the world seems to been ending and no one moves fast enough for you) I can honestly say …. That all Emergency responses have been timely and with the greatest of care from all these ladies and men in these fields. If you wanna help provide them with locations and equipment ….. Pay your taxes BUT follow up that your officials are putting those taxes to good use too :) Also you can volunteer to help them. Heck they appreciate a pat on the back and a thank you for what they do

  2. Ignorant people on September 26th, 2013 8:44 am

    I guess JANE doesn’t like VOL. Fire depts. Even though they are held to the same standards and qualifications as the career crews. They donate a lot of our time and money to do what they do, and they get crucified 10 times more by the public. They had a career crew from 7am to 4pm, they went to cantonment to fill a greater need. Molino is all VOL and there is nothing wrong with that. If you only knew what we do and go though to get there, if you only knew.

  3. info on September 26th, 2013 7:23 am

    Jane, Molino had a daytime paid crew M-F until they moved them to Cantonment for 24/7 coverage

  4. Jane on September 26th, 2013 4:05 am

    Good for Perdido Key. When does the Molino Fire Department get to be paid firefighters instead of volunteers? As usual the northend of Escambia County is neglected.

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