New Firehouse Program brings Awareness and Community Pride

Hernando County Fire Rescue (HCFR) has recently kicked-off its new Community Firehouse Initiative designed to engage the neighborhoods in which it serves. This program aims to raise awareness about public safety and create opportunities for residents and emergency responders to work together on local projects that result in community pride.

The first of these projects was recently completed at the Hernando Beach firehouse—Station #6.  HCFR staff, residents and local businesses donated their time, talents and supplies to complete internal and external remodeling at the station. This community project resulted in an artistic recreation of entrance signs and four scenic murals on the firehouse bay doors.

A re-grand opening of Station 6 is planned for Saturday, August 19, 2017, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Station 6 is located at 7383 Shoal Line Blvd. in Hernando Beach. The event is open to the public and will have live music, free food, raffles, face painting and more.