At Monday night’s Destin City Council meeting, the proposed fire substation at Clement Taylor Park was officially terminated after a “mutual decision” between the city of Destin and the Destin Fire Control District.
This comes after a public workshop along with public input from those against putting a substation at the park.
According to the Fire Control District, the substation would help firefighters respond more quickly to emergencies on the west side of town, as well as to water-rescue calls in the Gulf of Mexico, East Pass and Choctawhatchee Bay, the latter which includes Crab Island.
During the meeting, Councilman Menchel asked Fire Chief Kevin Sasser what their future plans are for putting a fire station on the west side of Destin.
“As far as plans right now, this was the plan,” said Chief Sasser. “But we will continue to move forward to place a station down there (that part of town) in an effort to reduce response times and be there when our citizens need us.”