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Baldwin getting a fire rescue unit

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Updated: 5/13/2013 8:51 pm
BALDWIN, Fla. -- The city of Jacksonville is partnering with one local town to provide better protection and service for residents.

Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown joined Baldwin mayor Stan Totman to introduce a new rescue unit for Fire Station No. 46.

Together the two mayors unveiled the rescue unit, which will serve residents of the town of Baldwin. Dozens of people were attended the event.

Mayor Alvin Brown saw the need as a necessity for placing a unit in Baldwin.

"This is an opportunity to really provide the service that they really need in this area," said Brown.

Jacksonville Fire Rescue Department Chief Marty Senterfitt says redistributing an additional two staff members is safer for the whole community.

"From a rescue side, it's much closer," said Senterfitt. "It's eight miles closer. Plus, when the other rescue unit was out we'd have to come from even further, so our response time will drastically improve."

The city redistributed resources to provide the unit for the Baldwin station.
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