On May 4th at 1:30 pm, the Cape Coral Fire Department commemorated the completion of construction on Cape Coral Fire Station #12 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
The Fire Station is located on Chiquita Boulevard South, just north of Veterans Parkway. The response district for Fire Station #12 will incorporate areas previously covered by Stations 4, 6, and 8, servicing a population of over 20,000. They expect to respond to 2,500 emergency calls annually.
“A fire doubles in size every 30 seconds, which can quickly lead to difficulty breathing. In an emergency, every second counts,” said Fire Chief Ryan W. Lamb. “The addition of Fire Station #12 will greatly reduce response times to residents in this quickly growing community.”
The nearly $4.5 million dollar structure was built to withstand a Category 5 hurricane. It features three apparatus bays over 77 feet in length, seven bunk rooms for on-duty crews, multiple layers of weather protection, and a full backup power generator.
“Our goal as a city is from what we’d like to say hello to hello–from a 911 ‘Hello, how can I help you?’ to a firefighter knocking on your door, we want to be under 10 minutes,” Lamb said.
CCFD is excited to add this station and engine to their response capabilities for serving the Cape Coral community. Thank you to everyone who made this possible.