St. Johns County Fire Rescue Plans To Grow; Public Meetings Scheduled
The latest U.S. Census Bureau numbers show St. Johns County added about 11,000 residents between mid-2017 and mid-2018, making it one of the fastest-growth counties in the nation.
The county’s population has grown almost 34% since 2010, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
More people means more potential fires and victims in need of rescue. So the St. Johns County Fire Rescue Department is developing a master plan for future fire station locations, staffing, funding and equipment needs.
As part of the planning, the department is hosting two public meetings to get feedback regarding priorities and expectations for public safety services.
The meetings are scheduled to run less than two hours each and will include light refreshments. Participants will be asked to complete a brief questionnaire.
A facilitator will also be on hand to encourage discussion to better understand the community’s views on the department's planning, services, staffing, response times, and cost.
Meeting Dates, Locations
- 6 p.m., Tuesday, December 10, Nocatee Community Clubhouse, 245 Nocatee Center Way, Nocatee
- 6 p.m., Wednesday, December 11, SJC Fire Rescue Station 5, 3360 U.S. 1 South, St. Augustine