Our Town Sun City Center:
The Flag Goes Up at SCC Fire Station 28

By Mitch Traphagen (mitch@observernews.net)

A decade or more of hard work and commitment paid off on Oct. 24 as Hillsborough County’s newest fire station was officially opened. The $1.9 million dollar facility includes three bays and one of the tallest ladder trucks in the county. Also housed is a fire engine and a rescue vehicle. The station will house a 36 person crew and includes a workout room and dormitory style housing. Several dozen area residents turned out for the opening ceremony and for a tour of the new facility. In related news, the old fire station on South Pebble Beach Blvd. has been turned over to the Sun City Center Emergency Squad. The all-volunteer organization supports the Hillsborough Rescue Squad making more than 12,000 response calls each year. The county also provided more than $64,000 to the Emergency Squad for necessary renovations to the building. Pictured above, members of the Fire Rescue Honor Guard raise the flag on the new fire station. Pictured below, Hillsborough County Commissioner Jan Platt turns over a Quit Claim deed to Jack Frobose of the Emergency Squad for the old fire station.

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