New Location and Facility for Largo Fire Station 39

The City of Largo is set to break ground at a new location and improved facility for Fire Station 39 on Tuesday, April 16, at 10am. City officials will join the project architect, Wannemacher Jensen Architects, and contractor, Wharton-Smith, Inc., for a brief ceremony marking the commencement of the project. Following brief remarks from City and County leadership, key stakeholders will conduct a formal throwing of dirt at the project site.  
This groundbreaking is the first of multiple fire station reconstruction projects in Largo. It is a commitment to maintaining a high quality of emergency response and public service and optimizing the lifecycles of city infrastructure. The 10,440-square-foot new station will include enhanced living corridors to meet current standards, fire team members’ needs, and several sustainability features such as solar panels and EV charging. The updated Fire Station 39 will provide individual dorms for eight fire team members, three large apparatus bays, a day room, a fitness center, and much-needed storage. The new and improved facility will open for operation in Spring 2025 and will serve the community within the city’s planning service area, including Largo and unincorporated residents.   
The public is invited to attend the groundbreaking event to celebrate the new facility providing critical services for residents and businesses. The groundbreaking will be hosted on the currently vacant lot at the southeast corner of Wilcox Rd. and 125th St./Jackson St. Parking is available at the Florida Department of Health, directly next to the project site, at 12420 130th Ave. Largo, FL 33774.  
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