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Updated: 05/07/2014 09:30:03AM

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PHOTO BY KATHY LEIGH BERKOWITZ


Lake Wales Fire Chief Joe Jenkins welcomes everyone to the official ribbon cutting for the Lake Wales Fire Department North Station on Chalet Suzanne Road, Tuesday evening.

PHOTO BY KATHY LEIGH BERKOWITZ


A fire jacket belonging to the Deputy Chief stands to guard the dedication plaque prior to the ribbon cutting took place.

PHOTO BY KATHY LEIGH BERKOWITZ


That tape looks pretty official. Moments later, the ribbon would be cut to a brand new fire station at Chalet Suzanne Road. The event was attended by about 100 people.

PHOTO BY KATHY LEIGH BERKOWITZ


Lake Wales Fire Chief Joe Jenkins bows his head reverently for the blessing of the new station.

PHOTO BY KATHY LEIGH BERKOWITZ


Lake Wales Fire Chief Joe Jenkins is flanked to the right by Deputy Chief Roy Wilkinson, Deputy Chief Brian Draper, Fire Marshal Chuck Croley, Fire Inspector Brittany Simpson.

PHOTO BY KATHY LEIGH BERKOWITZ


Lake Wales Fire Chief Joe Jenkins holds up a commemorative plaque presented to the new fire department by the residents of Carlsberg Estates.


PHOTO BY KATHY LEIGH BERKOWITZ


Mayor Gene Fultz brings greetings to those who attended.

PHOTO BY KATHY LEIGH BERKOWITZ


And the ribbon is cut by Lake Wales City Commissioners Jonathan Thornhill and Mike Carter, accompanied by Mayor Gene Fultz and the Lake Wales Fire Department brass.

PHOTO BY KATHY LEIGH BERKOWITZ


Mayor Gene Fultz' wife, Jan, (sitting) speaks with those who are inside the fire station, as lines develop for the refreshments in the kitchen.

PHOTO BY KATHY LEIGH BERKOWITZ


Deputy Chief Roy Wilkinson and VOICE Volunteer and former Lake Wales City Commissioner, Jean Kincaid Scott, stop for a quick photo before continuing their visit. VOICE is a branch of the Lake Wales Police Department.

PHOTO BY KATHY LEIGH BERKOWITZ


And the fire trucks line the drive, in preparation for calls for assistance.

PHOTO BY KATHY LEIGH BERKOWITZ


Meet the new Lake Wales Fire Department, at Chalet Suzanne Road.

PHOTO BY KATHY LEIGH BERKOWITZ


Lake Wales Fire Chief Joe Jenkins joins former long time Lake Wales Fire Chief Jerry Brown, and City Manager Ken Fields for a quick chat before the three go inside. Brown says that now that he has retired, he is "busier than ever."

PHOTO BY KATHY LEIGH BERKOWITZ


Lake Wales Fire Chief Joe Jenkins welcomes everyone to the official ribbon cutting for the Lake Wales Fire Department North Station on Chalet Suzanne Road, Tuesday evening.

PHOTO BY KATHY LEIGH BERKOWITZ


The skies were overcast and holding back rain as the ribbon cutting ended and those who attended went inside to see Lake Wales North Fire Station, the second station in the city.

PHOTO BY KATHY LEIGH BERKOWITZ


A fire jacket belonging to the Deputy Chief stands to guard the dedication plaque prior to the ribbon cutting took place.

PHOTO BY KATHY LEIGH BERKOWITZ


That tape looks pretty official. Moments later, the ribbon would be cut to a brand new fire station at Chalet Suzanne Road. The event was attended by about 100 people.

PHOTO BY KATHY LEIGH BERKOWITZ


Lake Wales Fire Chief Joe Jenkins bows his head reverently for the blessing of the new station.

PHOTO BY KATHY LEIGH BERKOWITZ


Lake Wales Fire Chief Joe Jenkins is flanked to the right by Deputy Chief Roy Wilkinson, Deputy Chief Brian Draper, Fire Marshal Chuck Croley, Fire Inspector Brittany Simpson.

PHOTO BY KATHY LEIGH BERKOWITZ


Lake Wales Fire Chief Joe Jenkins holds up a commemorative plaque presented to the new fire department by the residents of Carlsberg Estates.


PHOTO BY KATHY LEIGH BERKOWITZ


Mayor Gene Fultz brings greetings to those who attended.

PHOTO BY KATHY LEIGH BERKOWITZ


And the ribbon is cut by Lake Wales City Commissioners Jonathan Thornhill and Mike Carter, accompanied by Mayor Gene Fultz and the Lake Wales Fire Department brass.

PHOTO BY KATHY LEIGH BERKOWITZ


Mayor Gene Fultz' wife, Jan, (sitting) speaks with those who are inside the fire station, as lines develop for the refreshments in the kitchen.

PHOTO BY KATHY LEIGH BERKOWITZ


Deputy Chief Roy Wilkinson and VOICE Volunteer and former Lake Wales City Commissioner, Jean Kincaid Scott, stop for a quick photo before continuing their visit. VOICE is a branch of the Lake Wales Police Department.

PHOTO BY KATHY LEIGH BERKOWITZ


And the fire trucks line the drive, in preparation for calls for assistance.

PHOTO BY KATHY LEIGH BERKOWITZ


Meet the new Lake Wales Fire Department, at Chalet Suzanne Road.

PHOTO BY KATHY LEIGH BERKOWITZ


Lake Wales Fire Chief Joe Jenkins joins former long time Lake Wales Fire Chief Jerry Brown, and City Manager Ken Fields for a quick chat before the three go inside. Brown says that now that he has retired, he is "busier than ever."

PHOTO BY KATHY LEIGH BERKOWITZ


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By KATHY LEIGH BERKOWITZ

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Seven months from ground-breaking, Lake Wales cut the ribbon to the city’s second fire station, Lake Wales North, located at 600 Chalet Suzanne Road.

The cost of the project was budgeted at $1.2 million dollars, however, Fire Chief Joe Jenkins says the fire department is, so far, under that budget amount, though there are a few things yet to be purchased for the station.

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