New fire station officially operational in Panama City Beach
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WJHG) - The Panama City Beach Fire Rescue officially moved in a new fire station Friday.
Fire and city officials celebrated Fire Station NO. 30 becoming operational. The new station will house seven firefighters daily, so now a total of 17 firefighters will be on duty across the three stations each day.
The new station is located right in the center of the city off of North Nautilus Road. According to Fire Chief Larry Couch, this will help cut response time almost in half.
“I’ve been waiting on this for 32 years. This is our newest station, it’s top of the line,” Couch said. “The city has gone out and made a real investment in the fire department.”
”It helps bring more safety and security to our community, not just to our residents but to our visitors alike,” Panama City Beach Mayor Mark Sheldon said. “Having a fire station central on Panama City Beach is paramount to the safety of our community.”
The new facility is filled with green features such as automatic lights and efficient air conditioning.
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