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New Lake County fire station to open on Nov. 11; public can stop by during open house on Nov. 13

RELEASE DATE: November 9, 2007

GROVELAND — A previously run volunteer fire station at 8805 Bay Lake Road, Groveland, will reopen at 8 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 11, as a new full-time fire station staffed by two firefighters from the Lake County Department of Public Safety, Fire Rescue Division.

Modifications to the building were recently completed to convert the former volunteer station to a facility that can support 24-hour, seven-days-a-week operations. Station No. 111 will be the 16th staffed fire station for the Lake County Fire Rescue Division.

In addition to increasing fire protection for the nearby Bay Lake community, the firefighters staffed at Station No. 111 are also certified emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and will provide basic life support to community. EMTs are skilled in various medical techniques, such as CPR, bandaging and treatment with oxygen and defibrillation.

An open house is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 13, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. The community is encouraged to stop by the fire station to meet the firefighters.

"We would like for the residents in the community to come by and meet the staff and view the fire station," said Jack Fillman, Assistant Chief – Administration for the Lake County Fire Rescue Division.

For more information about the Lake County Fire Rescue Division, log on to www.lakecountyfl.gov, keyword: fire or call (352) 343-9458.

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