Sunday, September 15, 2013

Fire station to serve base, airport

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- A Federal Aviation Administration grant of $2.74 million will be used to build a new $3 million rescue and fire station on military land south of the Northwest Florida Regional Airport terminal. Okaloosa County will contribute $154.8 million and the state Department of Transportation will provide $150,000. County Airports Director Sunil Harman said the station will serve the airport and base. Both have seen an increase in operations. (Source: Northwest Florida Daily News, 09/14/13)