Published: Jan 31, 2014 3:11 PM EST

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- Cape Coral Fire Station 2 has reopened after cleaning and remodeling, following the discovery of mold.

The discovery of mold in the fire station, located at 701 Nicholas Parkway East, prompted City officials to relocate the crews from Engine 2 and Rescue 2 over to the City’s Emergency Operations Center for several weeks. The relocation was only two blocks away from the fire station and there was never any adverse effect on response times.

The fire station had a complete mold remediation completed and drywall and ceiling tiles in the living room and kitchen area were replaced. In addition, kitchen cabinets and the ductwork for the heating and air conditioning were replaced. The bathrooms were remodeled and retiled and new paint was added throughout the station.

Two separate mold inspections were completed to verify all potential issues were addressed. This cooperative effort between city departments and private agencies assured the quickest mitigation and a rapid return of the firefighters into the fire station.

“There was never any disruption in service provision,” said Interim Fire Chief Donald Cochran. “We were able to resolve the issue and still maintain the highest level of readiness and response for the community.”