MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Tuesday was a big day for Miami-Dade Fire Rescue and the City of Sweetwater, as Station 29 had its dedication and grand opening.
The new 11,000-square-foot station will provide reduced response times and life-saving services to the residents of Sweetwater.READ MORE: Business Owners In South Florida Say They're Struggling To Get Employees Back To Work
Station 29 was rebuilt and modernized to meet the demands of one of the busiest stations in the county.
There were a number of elected and fire officials on hand for the event.
In addition to speeches, there was a ribbon-cutting and a flag-raising ceremony.
But the highlight of the day had to be when Miami-Dade County Daniella Levine Cava threw caution to the wind and slid down one of the fire poles.MORE NEWS: Pembroke Pines PD: 15-Year-Old Bicyclist Killed After Being Dragged Under Minivan For 30 Feet
Station 29 is located on Southwest 107th Avenue in Sweetwater.