DATE: March 7, 2017
Fire Station 23 in Broadview Park
MEDIA CONTACT: Aretha Wimberly
Planning and Development Management
BROWARD COUNTY, FL - The County, in partnership with the Broward Sheriff's Office, will host a Grand Re-Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony including a Fire Safety & Emergency Preparedness EXPO on Saturday, March 25th from 11AM to 2PM at Fire Station 23, 2200 SW 46th Avenue, in Fort Lauderdale. All residents are welcome to attend.
Event highlights include free food and family entertainment with a bounce house and music, free smoke alarms from Operation S.A.F.E., free emergency and hurricane preparedness kits and resource materials, tour of BSO Fire Engine and County Emergency Command Vehicle, display of art posters by students from Meadowbrook Elementary, and a tour of the newly renovated fire station.
The County is in the process of completing renovations to Fire Station 23. The completion of this construction project along with the finalized lease agreement with Peters Road Volunteer Firefighter Association will enable Broward Sheriff's Office Fire Rescue to reoccupy and respond from Fire Station 23 in the Broadview Park community.
The project involved approximately 2,500-square-feet of renovations. Improvements include creation of separate sleeping quarters, new restrooms, new air conditioning unit and water heater, overall ADA improvements, minor structural repairs and installation of a new fire alarm system, landscaping, new driveway and painting. The County's total investment is approximately $300,000.
Please join community leaders, residents, Meadowbrook Elementary students, and elected officials for the celebration and ribbon cutting ceremony welcoming BSO Fire Rescue back home to the Broadview Park community. If you are interested in attending this event, please RSVP by Wednesday, March 15th to awimberly@Broward.org or for more information contact Aretha Wimberly at 954-357-7794.
This event supports the County Commission value to consistently deliver responsive, efficient, quality services to the public and internal customers.
About Broward Municipal Services District
Broadview Park is located in the Broward Municipal Services District (BMSD), formerly known as Unincorporated Broward County. The 2017 BMSD consists of 11.4 square miles with an estimated population of 14,759. The Board of County Commissioners is the governing body of the BMSD and the provider of its municipal services that include, but are not limited to, business development, building permitting and housing development, libraries and parks facilities, roadway maintenance, street enhancements, and zoning and code enforcement.