The Station News

A Groves fire station that was built in 1957 and has multiple repair and structural issues will be replaced, reports Beaumont Enterprise. The department has received approval from the city council and EDC to build a new station. According to the National Fire Protection Association, 43% of U.S. fire stations are more than 40 years...
The Fire Station

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...
The Station News

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...
The Station News

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...
The Station News

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...