Work is progressing on a new Ocean City-Wright Fire Station on Racetrack Road.
As the fire district has outgrown its current facility, a new station was chosen to be built. The new facility, located at the corner of Jackson Street and Racetrack Road, will have more space for firefighters, other personnel and storage, as well as an area for training. Currently, firefighters have to train in large parking lots such as the one at Choctawhatchee High School.
The larger and more modern station is expected to be completed in early 2017. After the fire control district settles into its new station, it plans to sell the old station, which was built during the 1960s.
The station will also have a driveway for the fire trucks, an elevator and be in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.