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MORE FIREFIGHTING POWER A map shows the proposed location of Fire Station No. 17 on Desoto Road near University Parkway. Image courtesy Sarasota County THE SARASOTA COUNTY FIRE DEPARTMENT AND SHERIFF'S OFFICE ARE COLLABORATING ON A NEW PUBLIC SAFETY FACILITY NEAR UNIVERSITY PARKWAY, WITH INTERIM PLANS IN THE WORKS FOR INCREASED ACTIVITY IN THAT AREA By Rachel Brown Hackney Editor While construction is under way on a new com- With the mall set to open Oct. 16 and numerbined fire station/Sarasota County Sheriff's ous rowing events planned at Benderson Office facility near University Parkway, Park, Hoag said on Dec. 10, "We will be fluid" county fire officials are prepared to move in determining how best to address calls in more units to the area if necessary to handle that area. an increased workFurther, Hoag said load when the Mall We feel very fortunate that we are Sheriff's Office staff is at University Town working on ways "to Center is completed, in a good situation. create some tempoAssistant Fire Chief Bill Hoag Assistant Fire Chief rary … space" in that Bill Hoag has told the Sarasota County County Commission. area to address its

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