Hillsborough County Fire Rescue Breaking Ground on New Fire Station in Riverview
Hillsborough County, Fla. (Sept. 8, 2021) - Hillsborough County Fire Rescue will break ground on a new fire station near the intersection of Rhodine Road and U.S. 301 in Riverview on Thursday, Sept. 9.
Fire Rescue Station 46 is strategically positioned to serve the fast-growing southern part of Hillsborough County. The station is being built on land already owned by the County.
The four-bay station will have at least 12 full-time professional staff per 24-hour shift, with special operations and heavy rescue specialists. It will be home to the following apparatus:
- Fire Engine
- Rescue Ambulance
- Ladder Truck
- Heavy Rescue Truck
The station also includes the latest in architectural safety measures such as laundry and showers between the apparatus bays and the main part of the station so that firefighters can decontaminate before entering the station's living quarters. Eliminating carcinogens is critically important in keeping firefighters healthy from cancer-causing smoke and residue common in modern fires.
Who: Hillsborough County Fire Rescue
What: Groundbreaking for new Fire Rescue Station 46
When: 2 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 9
Where: 10705 Rhodine Rd., Riverview, FL, 33579