ALACHUA COUNTY, FL – The Alachua County Commission, along with Alachua County Fire Rescue and Alachua County Facilities Management invite residents to the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for for Alachua County Fire Rescue’s Station #25 in Hawthorne. The ribbon cutting will take place on March 9, 2015, beginning at 10 a.m. at Fire Rescue Station #25 (7405 SE 221st St., Hawthorne). Refreshments will be served.
Speakers at the event will include County Commissioner Chair Charles “Chuck” Chestnut IV, County Manager Dr. Lee A. Niblock, Fire Rescue Chief William K. Northcutt, County Facilities Director Charlie Jackson, and City of Hawthorne Vice Mayor Tommie Howard.
The repaired 8,475 square foot facility includes the following features:
- Backup generator system
- Hurricane rated apparatus bay doors
- Upgraded communications & wiring system
- New interior low-flow plumbing supply lines & fixtures
- New electrical distribution system
- Energy-efficient HVAC equipment & duct systems
- New Finishes in ADA equipped restrooms
- ADA accessible entrance
- Low-E exterior energy efficient double pane glass
- Low maintenance concrete flooring
- Low maintenance kitchen fixtures and counters
- Exterior brick seal
- New storefront & exterior doors
- Apparatus bay ventilation system for carbon dioxides
- On-demand tank less hot water heater system
- ADA parking and walkway accessible to the front entrance
“We are excited about our return to the City of Hawthorne,” says William Northcutt. “The majority of our responses in this area are in the City and this places our resources next to our north/south response route on US301. The renovation work was outstanding and being back here gives us a facility that we will be able to stay close to the community even during a major storm.”
“Major repair and renovation of this existing solid structure makes good business sense and is a good investment of limited dollars,” says Charlie Jackson.
For more information, contact the Alachua County Communications Office at 352-374-5204.