Fire Station 80 Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

On Friday, March 1, 2024, at 10 a.m., the Alachua County Commission is holding a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of the new Alachua County Fire Station #80 (10180 SW 24th Ave, Gainesville). The ribbon cutting is open to the public, and refreshments will be served.

The program at the event includes comments from Master of Ceremonies Alachua County Manager Michele Lieberman, Commission Chair Mary C. Alford, Fire Rescue Chief Harold Theus and Public Works Director Ramon Gavarrete.

“A new fire station isn't just a building – it's a testament to our commitment to protect and serve,” said County Manager Michele Lieberman. “It ensures that help is always within reach when it's needed most.”

The new fire station was completed in February 2024 at a total budget cost of $6,500,000. The single-story concrete masonry facility features energy-efficient equipment and sustainable design building features, with 100% backup generated power. It is an 11,500-square-foot state-of-the-art building that will last 50+ years.  The Lunz Group from Lakeland provided architectural and engineering services for the project, and the D.E. Scorpio Corporation is the construction management firm "At Risk."

This new fire station provides adequate space for the existing Fire Rescue crew and will enhance the service delivered to this growing area of unincorporated Alachua County. Building and opening this facility provides critical space for staff and equipment. 

For more information, contact Alachua County Communication Director Mark Sexton at 352-264-6979.

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