People in Palmetto Bay, Pinecrest and Coral Gables will be pleased to hear about the progress of the new Miami-Dade Fire-Rescue station going in on the southeast corner of Old Cutler Road and SW 142 Terrace.
According to officials, approval for the temporary station (mobile trailers) will be completed in late April with those facilities being in place no later than June 1st. At that time, Engine 62 will permanently move to the station and with it come three paramedics and one officer (also a paramedic) who will be stationed there 24/7/365.
The design of the permanent station is expected to be finalized and put out for bid in June. Construction would likely start by September 1.
The soon to open SW 142 Terrace station is designed to significantly lower emergency response time. Palmetto Bay Mayor Eugene Flinn remarked, “I am pleased that this 12+ year project is now a reality. Our attention can now turn south where we are hard at work to work with Miami-Dade Fire Rescue to find a suitable location for a second Palmetto Bay station.”
Another benefit to residents in the area is that the County is offering them a low cost way to have water run to their property. At present, homes in that area are still on well water. While water lines are being run to the new Fire-Rescue station, it is the best and cheapest time to allow area residents to upgrade to municipal water service.