By David Volz
Pompano Beach city officials will uncouple the hose, to celebrate the completion of Fire Station 103. The ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony will take place on Friday. May 6 at 9:30 a.m. at 3721 NE 1Zr’ Avenue. The new fire station is extremely important as the old tire station was a converted neighborhood community center that was remodeled to temporarily accommodate the newly annexed area.
The new fire station includes a 13,204 square foot two story building with CBS construction to withstand category V hurricane force winds. The station has a standing seam metal roof, exterior impact windows and doors and concrete block and stucco finishes. Sustainable design features include Xeriscape landscaping, future connection to reclaimed water for irrigation, row-flow plumbing fixtures, roof mounted solar panels for water heater, a full back up generator system and more.
The new building includes three bay drive through apparatus bays, training room, physical fitness room, full kitchen with commercial gas appliances and stainless steel counters, seven individual bunk rooms and three individual officer’s rooms. Fire Station 103 will be dedicated to Eugene Hedges who was the Pompano Beach Fire Chief from 1970-1981. Chief Hedges will be in attendance for the ceremony.