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More than 9,000 Columbus residents can expect a faster response time when a $11.5 million fire station opens in January, reports The Columbus Dispatch. Currently, those residents rely on a fire station located 3.7 miles away. Many times, fire and paramedic units have to contend with congested traffic on East Broad Street, particularly during the...
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Jacksonville’s old Fire Station 5 was built in 1910 and remained in service more than a century and now officials are considering proposals to relocate the fire station, reports Resident News. The prospect isn’t cheap; one estimate to move the building even a few blocks was around $500,000, said Downtown Investment Authority (DIA) Executive Director...
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Valparaiso is set to become the latest community to install a Safe Haven Baby Box at a fire department, reports Chicago Tribune. The box, made possible by an endowment from a grandmother in the community, will be installed at Fire Station 1, at 205 Indiana Ave. The endowment will be matched by Center Township Trustee...
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A plaque in honor of Joe Carbenia has been installed outside Canton Fire Department’s station, reports CantonRep.com. Clara Carbenia, widow of the former councilman and firefighter, joined family members who removed the cardboard and duct tape to reveal his plaque. The station’s grand opening in 2011 included a dedication to Carbenia, according to The Canton...
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The Bothell City Council moved one step closer to construction for replacing two fire stations, reports Bothell-Kenmore Reporter. In Phase 1A — which begins this month and lasts through April 2020 — 30 percent of the station design and 90 percent of the temporary facility design is set for completion. Phase 1B, which will last...
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A Plymouth fire station was ordered permanently closed after asbestos was discovered, reports WBZ NewsRadio. A replacement for the North Plymouth Fire Station is already underway on Hedge Road, but for now, Plymouth Town Manager Melissa Arrighi said the situation is uncertain.
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The new station’s bay area for the fire engines could house the entirety of the former station on Lafourche Street, reports The Advocate. The new station houses five engines, including the department’s 100-foot aerial ladder truck, which had previously been kept at the ready in a warehouse. The bay doors at the old location, built...
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The Waterford Village Board has tentatively approved borrowing $1.3 million to build new sleeping quarters and training facilities for a fire station, reports The Journal Times. The new construction would be built as an addition to the Fire Department’s fire station. It would enable the Fire Department to continue its current level of training after...