Permanent Extended Hours for the New City Parking Structure

 

The new Parking Structure on the corner of US Highway 19 and Main Street behind the new Keiser University will have new hours.

Effective immediately, this garage will be OPEN DAILY from 7:30 a.m. to midnight in hopes for better convenience for Keiser students, and everyone visiting Downtown during peak times where parking will be more available. As always, you can go to the Downtown New Port Richey website for more parking details (plus electric vehicle charging station info): https://downtownnpr.org/explore/parking-map/ .

A shuttle system will be running soon in early 2021 and we will post hours of the shuttle when details are determined and finalized.

 

Pasco Florida Kennel Club Donate to NPRFD & NPRPD

 

Pasco Florida Kennel Club Donates to NPRFD & NPRPD

The New Port Richey Fire Department would like to express their deepest gratitude to The Pasco Florida Kennel Club for their generous donation of a new SurgiVet® Pet Oxygen (O2) Mask Kit. On hand to present Fire Chief Fitch the pet oxygen masks was Pasco Kennel Club representative Bonny Thatcher. Also pictured with Chief Fitch and Ms. Thatcher is the “A” Shift Crew at NPRFD Station 1.

The kit includes 3 masks for providing oxygen to animals that are in respiratory distress during emergency situations, such as smoke inhalation when an animal becomes trapped inside of a structure that is on fire. The mask can be attached to a standard oxygen bottle fitting, allowing oxygen to be administered to the animal. Although the masks will be used primarily for dogs, they can be used on all mammals with a snout. Through the generosity of The Pasco Kennel Club, every emergency vehicle in the New Port Richey Fire Department fleet will have at least one pet oxygen mask amongst their inventory of equipment.

*Close up pictures of the equipment and the model dog courtesy of emsstuff.com.

A friendly reminder that the kind and generous folks at the Pasco Florida Kennel Club just recently also gave a donation to the New Port Richey Police Department to aid with the acquisition of another needed K9 police dog.

Jeannie St. John and others from the Pasco Florida Kennel Club presented a check to Mayor Marlowe and Chief Bogart in the amount of $9,500 for the purchase of a new K9. Motion made to accept the check and authorize the purchase of the dog.

Thank you again, Pasco Florida Kennel Club and Merry Christmas to all of you!

Emergency Preparedness

Due to potentially heavy rains associated with Tropical Storm Fred, the City of New Port Richey will open sandbag operations today from 7:30AM-3:30PM. This service is for City residents only. Sand and sandbags are available at 6420 Pine Hill Rd. Residents must show proof of City residency and bring their own shovel, as this is a self-service station.

Here is the latest advisory on Tropical Storm Fred:

 

Make sure you are ready for this year’s storm season by downloading Pasco County’s Disaster Preparedness Guide here!

Learn how to make a hurricane disaster plan for your pets here!