ORLANDO, Fla. – A new modern Orlando fire station in the downtown neighborhood of Parramore opened Wednesday after a ribbon-cutting.
The Orlando Fire Station 2 is an LEED-certified building that features new technology to help firefighters better serve their community, according to the City of Orlando Fire Department.
The 12,000-square-foot station, known as the "Pride of Parramore" is at the corner of West Robinson Street and Hames Avenue.
Construction on the project was delayed when builders discovered car waste on the lot, which required a $2 million cleanup, reported the Orlando Sentinel.
The new building replaces an older building that was rebuilt in 1966.
The station houses Engine 2, Rescue 2 and Heavy Rescue 1 and serves the area that includes Amway Center and the Bob Carr Performing Arts Center.
"There's some good things coming to Parramore and there are some good firefighters here in Parramore," Orlando District 5 Commissioner Regina Hill tweeted.
A community room at Station 2 will be available for residents to host meetings, take CPR training and get free medical screenings.
An IntelliGreen traffic light controls the intersection near the station so firefighters can manually trigger the traffic light en route to an incident.
The station also features "high-transparency" garage doors.
Wednesday's ribbon-cutting will be followed by a free community open house Saturday so residents can get a look inside Orlando Fire Station 2.