PHOTOS: For almost a year, a Keystone Cougar recreational vehicle in Haney Creek Park has been the home of Stuart Fire Rescue temporary Station No. 3.
Two firefighters rotate through 24-hour shifts in a camp-like environment, parked next to a gazebo with a smoker and grill at the ready. And unlike crews staffing Stuart's two existing fire stations — on Southeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Southeast Monterey Road — personnel tend to parkgoers who ask for Band-Aids or need help catching their runaway dog. “I’ve chased a couple of dogs,” admitted firefighter/paramedic Drew Edwards. “It’s obviously different than being at a fire station.”
Edwards and other firefighters operating out of the RV have been responding to emergency calls north of Northwest Wright Boulevard, Chief Vince Felicione said.