City of Coral Springs leaders and personnel from the Coral Springs-Parkland Fire Department recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Russell “Russ” Donovan Fire Station No. 64.

The state-of-the-art fire station contains approximately 8,000 square feet in floor area. It is highlighted by three bays and automatic bi-fold doors. It provides accommodations for full-time firefighters with dormitory living facilities, working areas and administrative offices.

Once known as Fire Station 2, the station opened in 1977 to protect the southeast edge of Coral Springs. It is named for former Coral Springs Volunteer Fire Chief Russell “Russ” Donovan. Donovan ran the original station, and the naming pays homage to his contributions to the City.

The ceremony was highlighted with a presentation to Donovan and his wife, and they received a commemorative plaque. Public safety personnel also symbolically pulled the first fire truck into the bay and offered tours. City leaders spoke, including City Manager Frank Babinec, Fire Chief Michael McNally and Mayor Scott Brook, who expressed appreciation for the new facility.

“No one wants to experience an emergency, but when it happens, our community can rest easy knowing that the responders who operate out of this facility are equipped with the best possible tools to save lives,” Brook said.

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