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Breaking Ground on a Safer City

September 19, 2018  
From left: Fire Chief Kurt Wilson, former City Councilman Doyle Carter, JAA Board Chair Giselle Carson, City Councilman Randy White, Sheriff Mike Williams and Mayor Lenny Curry breaking ground on the new Fire Station and 911 Call Center.

Public safety is my top priority, and that commitment extends to ensuring resources are provided to support the needs of every neighborhood in Jacksonville.

On Sept. 12, I joined City Councilman Randy White, Sheriff Mike Williams, and leaders from the Jacksonville Aviation Authority (JAA) to break ground on Fire Station 73 and a state-of-the-art Backup 911 Call Center.
Our team worked closely with JAA and the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) to secure grant funding to construct on property at Cecil Commerce Center.
The new Fire Station 73 will improve the Jacksonville Fire & Rescue Department’s first response capability at Cecil Airport and in the surrounding community, improving public safety and lowering insurance costs for area residents and businesses. 
In addition, the new, 12,000 square foot 911 Call Center supports JFRD and JSO communications and dispatch operations by providing a properly equipped and storm-hardened backup facility.
Each year since my election, my administration has made significant investments in public safety and will continue to do so in years ahead. All budget priorities are built on our goal to better protect the lives and safety of Jacksonville citizens.
View more photos from the Sept. 12 groundbreaking