Concerns over state funding at the St. Pete Beach Fire Department might be extinguished. The latest offer from the Senate on a State Administration and Technology budget includes $2 million for improvements at Fire Station 22.
Of note, Gov. Ron DeSantis last June vetoed $2 million for the station.
Station 22, located on Pass-A-Grille Way, is one of two managed by the municipal fire department. The fire department serves a beachfront community, with just two locations serving a five-mile barrier island. With resorts driving much of the economy, fire and rescue needs extend beyond just the residents paying property taxes.
– Jacob Ogles, Florida Politics