We’re very proud of our City and honored to deliver this new facility to the community.Nearly 150 people were present this morning at Ocala Fire Rescue’s (OFR) grand opening ceremony and ribbon cutting for Fire Station No. 7; the department’s first station built in the last ten years.
City Officials, Councilmembers, County Commissioners, and area neighbors gathered at 885 SE 31 St.to celebrate and explore what will be the home of OFR’s Special Operations Team.
The ceremony, initiated by Fire Chief Bradd Clark, included an invocation by OFR Chaplain Joe LaCognata, posting of the colors by the Honor Guard, and series of remarks from Mayor Kent Guinn, Councilman Brett Malever, City Manager John Zobler, General Contactor Chap Dinkins, and CEP Representative Joe Reichel. The highlight of the event came in the form a plaque naming a friend of Ocala Fire Rescue’s as an honorary firefighter.
“The approach from Dinkins Construction has always been family oriented, which aligns well with the fire service values,” commented Bradd Clark, Ocala Fire Rescue Fire Chief. “When they lost a member of their family it likewise proved difficult for us. As this project came to a close we felt there would be no better way for our family to commemorate this young man’s life than to name him an honorary firefighter.” ... See MoreSee Less