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2017 Bond Projects – Public Safety

Fire Station #1 Replacement: Fire Station No. 1 is the City’s oldest fire station.  The existing single-story fire station is in need of replacement to accommodate increased staffing and operational needs.  The City will demolish the existing fire station and replace with a new state of the art 2-story fire station complete with emergency generator.  In order to accomplish this project, the existing station operation must be temporarily relocated to another location within the property boundary.  A modular building is envisioned for staff with an adjacent canopy style vehicle storage area to keep emergency vehicles out of the elements.

Fire Station #2 & #5 Addition:  Fire Station No. 2 is in need of additional vehicle storage space for emergency medical vehicles.  The City will utilize an available area on the north side of the fire station for the construction of a 1,360 square foot 2-bay building addition to house the additional vehicles and equipment.

Fire Station No. 5 is in need of additional staff living space.  The City will construct a 1,500 square foot building addition to be located on the east side of the existing fire station.  The portion of the existing building adjacent to the proposed addition will receive interior alterations to the existing restroom/shower/locker area and kitchen/breakroom.

Fire Department Apparatus:  The City of Plantation Fire Department operates two (2) pumper trucks and two (2) ladder trucks that are 25 to 43 years of age.  All four (4) apparatus have exceeded their useful life expectancy and high maintenance costs (ex: parts no longer available – high cost for custom repairs) demand that the apparatus be replaced.  Four (4) new state- of-the-art apparatus will be purchased and placed into operation to replace the existing apparatus.  The apparatus are custom-built to City of Plantation Fire Department specifications.

Training Center/Gun Range Reconstruction: The City of Plantation Police Department currently operates an existing 25-yard indoor gun range located at the SE corner of the Police Department campus.  The building structure also includes a 2-bay garage utilized for minor repairs to police vehicles.  The existing building suffers from structural, bullet trap, ventilation and training capacity issues warranting replacement with a new facility.  The City will demolish the existing building and replace with a new single-story state of the art training facility to include a 50-yard gun range, classroom, various support rooms and a new vehicle maintenance garage.

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