The City of Coral Gables has a new state-of-the art fire station located along US-1 and Riviera Drive along with a new trolley depot. The city held a grand opening ceremony on Friday, November 13th and had three former fire chief’s Marc Stolzenberg, Walt Reed and Richard Cook in attendance.
The new fire station was completely renovated with four new bays for safety vehicles, three classrooms including a medical simulation lab, as well as a high-fidelity incident command and fire training area. The first station also has a new training tower giving the fire department the tools to prepare for real-life emergency situations.
Adjacent to the fire station the city had a ribbon cutting for the new trolley depot which was formerly housed off Bird Road and 72nd Ave. The new facility is closer to city routes and will save on fuel as well as providing a closer base for drivers and mechanics. On the second floor of the trolley depot is the city’s backup 911 system which has been designed for maximum hurricane protection to ensure the city’s services continue operating even in the dire conditions.