New Orlando fire station taking shape

Orlando Fire Department officials recently shared updates on their new fire station, which is being constructed to service the Dover Shores community.

On Friday, OFD shared the following video showing a brief update of the construction of Orlando Fire Station 11, which is located at the corner of Curry Ford Road and Gaston Foster Road.

Coined “The Beast of the East” by city officials, the new, 14,918-square-foot facility replaces the old facility at the same location, which was built in 1973, and will be equipped with multiple, state-of-the-art features and upgrades.

The firehouse will be home to 30 firefighters and will house four bays, four units, and ample space to accommodate specialized units and equipment.

The facility will serve residential, single-family home communities and more than 100 garden apartments and commercial buildings, according to authorities.

It joins several new fire stations that are being constructed in the local area, including multiple facilities in various stages of construction in Osceola County.

Last week, Osceola officials broke ground on Station 85, which will be located next to the Vista Del Sol Apartments in Kissimmee.

In June, Osceola County officials unveiled Austin-Tindall Station 67, which is located at 4150 Boggy Creek Road, near Austin Tindell Park in District 5. That fire station project first broke ground in May 2022.

Osceola County Fire Rescue Station 67
Austin-Tindall Station 67 is located at 4150 Boggy Creek Road in Osceola County

In addition to Station 67 and Station 85, Osceola county is currently in the midst of constructing another new fire station near Calypso Cay. Construction of that fire station should be completed later this summer. Plans are also underway to build multiple other stations as well.

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