Osceola County Breaks Ground on New Fire Station 67
Osceola County, FL - May 23, 2022 - Soon there will be a new fire station on Boggy Creek Road. Station 67 will bring the number of Osceola County Fire Rescue and EMS stations within the County to 16. That is the highest number since 1989 when service began in unincorporated Osceola County .
“Staffing this station will allow us to be more responsive to our residents in an emergency. And it is important because when that 9-1-1 call comes in, all the caller wants to know is that help is coming in the quickest way possible," said County Commissioner Ricky Booth. Station 67 is in Booth’s district and in a growing area of the County.
When complete, the station will be staffed by 21 firefighters through a $5.44 million Federal SAFER grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Staffing the new station will decrease the County’s ISO Rating in the area to 3, resulting in a significant decrease in both the physical and financial risk to nearby residents and businesses.
Congressman Darren Soto helped Osceola County secure the grant.
The station located next to the Austin-Tindall Sports Complex is scheduled for completion by Summer 2023.