JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The city marked the official opening of a new fire station Wednesday morning in one of the fastest-growing communities in Jacksonville.
Fire Station 74 is in the E-Town community just off I-295 on the Southside.
It is the second fire station to open in less than a year, and Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry said it will improve response times to calls in this area.
City officials also said it’s one of the most state-of-the-art facilities and will help lower insurance rates for people who live in the area.
Fire Station 74 is one of many new fire stations in the city. Fire Station 63 opened last October on Gate Parkway, not far from the St. Johns Town Center.
And more fire stations are coming.
Fire Station 65 also broke ground at southeast Atlantic Boulevard and Arlington Road South.
As of March 2022, Station 64 at Harts Road and Dunn Avenue and Station 75 at Wilson Boulevard and I-295 were in planning stages.
Last week, the mayor presented his budget to the City Council, which included $7 million to replace the Metropolitan Park Marine Fire Station in downtown Jacksonville.