Groundbreaking ceremony takes place for new fire station in Arlington

A groundbreaking ceremony was held Monday for a new fire station in Jacksonville. (Copyright 2022 by WJXT News4JAX - All rights reserved.)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – City leaders took part in a groundbreaking ceremony Monday morning at the site of a new fire station in the Arlington area.

Fire Station 65 will be built on Bailey Body Road near Arlington Road to address a need for additional rescue services, the city says.

The city says that this is one of the fastest-growing areas of Jacksonville and that the new station will help protect lives and property.

Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry and representatives from the Jacksonville City Council and the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department participated in the ceremony.

A photo shows a rendering of the new fire station. (Copyright 2022 by WJXT News4JAX - All rights reserved.)

According to Stellar, a firm providing construction management services on the project, JFRD’s new 9,700-square-foot facility includes:

  • Three fire engine bays
  • A bunk room sleeping ten firefighters
  • Kitchen and dining rooms
  • Locker rooms
  • Dispatch and Communications rooms
  • A fitness room
  • A retention pond
  • A staff parking lot and visitor spaces