Historically Fast Fort Lauderdale Fire Damage Restoration
SERVPRO Delivers Fort Lauderdale Fire Cleanup
Too often, meaningful memories of the beauty and grit of the past disappear during periods of change. Fort Lauderdale Fire-Rescue came close to losing a fundamental connection with early 20th-century local leaders' courage and dedication after a devastating hurricane nearly demolished the entire city in 1926. Francis Abreu, the architect of many of the stunning mansions still thrilling Fort Lauderdale visitors a hundred years later, accepted a commission in 1927 to design Fort Lauderdale Fire Department's West Side Fire Station Number 3. Abreu's beautiful Cuban farmhouse-style station celebrated the Mediterranean Revival and emerging Mission trends with elegant style.
After 75 years passed, decommission of the aging building, now called Station 8, occurred during the construction of a cutting-edge fire and rescue facility for 21st-century Fort Lauderdale. The state-of-the-art Station 2, completed in 2004, supports firefighters, which in turn helps Fort Lauderdale fire damage restoration experts from SERVPRO. When fire damage is minimal because of an effective and fast response from a well-equipped fire department, our Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC)-trained Fire and Smoke Restoration Technicians (FSRT) streamline the process of returning properties to previous conditions through safe and professional:
- Rapid removal of firefighting water followed by structural drying
- Debris and soot residue cleaning
- Smoke deodorization
- Coordination of essential repairs and reconstruction
Fortunately, the replacement of outdated facilities does not require the demolition of a historic building. Active and retired firefighters and civilian volunteers instead envisioned a new life for Station 3. The Fort Lauderdale Fire & Safety Museum is the result, refurbished to its former glory, and housing vehicles and equipment that teach young and old about the evolution of firefighting over the last 100 years. Locals and visitors enjoy immersing themselves in the ambiance of Fort Lauderdale's firefighting history, honoring the past through learning while having hands-on fun.
SERVPRO of Ft. Lauderdale Central, Wilton Manors, works as closely with the fire department as with property owners during fire damage restoration. Call (954) 516-7611 once your home or commercial building is ready for assessment and a recovery plan.