At exactly 1900 hours (that’s 7 p.m. to you and me) on November 16, 2016 Miami-Dade Fire-Rescue Station 62 went into active service at the southeast corner of Old Cutler Road and SW 142 Terrace.
The station runs with three paramedics and one officer (also a paramedic) stationed there 24/7/365. The temporary trailer has four sleeping quarters, a kitchen, an office and a lounge. The permanent station, which will be built on a lot just north of the temporary location should be in place in about a year. Those plans are already in review with the Village of Palmetto Bay.
Captain Rick Bond explained, “We have three platoon shifts that work 24-hour shifts every 3rd day. We’re thrilled and excited to be here. It’s been a long time coming for us to meet the needs and the call volume to the northeast section of the Village. County administration knows that us being here will allow us to better serve the community.” Mayor Eugene Flinn added, “Response time to our residents is paramount. Safety is our #1 concern and this station goes a long way to improving services and in saving lives. We are proud to have them here.”
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