For Immediate Release
November 8, 2013
Contact: Clarisell DeCardenas
Miami Lakes, FL -On October 29th the Town of Miami Lakes broke ground on Fire Rescue Station 64. Through a partnership between the State, County and the Town this project was able to become a reality. Town of Miami Lakes Mayor Wayne Slaton thanked those in attendance including State Representative Manny Diaz, Jr., County Commissioner Esteban Bovo, and Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Director Chief Dave Downey. Mayor Slaton also recognized members of the Alonso family who were present, as former Vice Mayor Roberto Alosno, Sr. played a key role in bringing the project to fruition. Located on the corner of Northwest 154th Street and 77th Court, Station 64 will be a 13,512 square foot Silver LEED Certified, two story, three bay Fire Rescue facility. After many years of planning, The Miami Lakes Fire Rescue Station Number 64 is slated to be fully operational by 2014.
"Thanks to the vision of former Vice Mayor Roberto Alonso, this new fire station will be a symbol of pride in our community for many years to come," stated Vice Mayor Cid.