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WMFR Station 2 renovations celebrated

West Manatee Fire Rescue District firefighters/EMS technicians Corry Hill, left, Jeff Philips, Zach Benshoff, Tyler MacDonald and Jeff Apple attend the May 31 opening for Station No. 2, 10350 Cortez Road W., Bradenton. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin

West Manatee Fire Rescue Chief Andy Price presided over a dedication ceremony May 31 to announce the completion of a $1.6 million renovation project at WMFR Station No. 2, 10350 Cortez Road W., Bradenton.

The remodeled fire station has individual sleeping rooms, kitchen and dining areas, a fitness room, a state-of-the-art communications room, larger storage space and additional areas to house emergency medical service technicians, Price said.

The project was completed by Ross Built Construction Co. of 5508 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

“We now have remodeled Station No. 1 and No. 2 to be state-of-the-art fire stations,” Price told the estimated 60 people who attended the celebration.

“This is a station we can be proud of,” he said.

The WMFR district board of commissioners has begun discussion of plans for remodeling Station No. 4, 407 67th St. W., Bradenton. The district has no Station No. 3.

The next meeting of the district board will be 6 p.m. Thursday, June 19, at the headquarters in Bradenton, 6417 Third Ave. W., Bradenton.

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