The North Powder Rural Fire Protection District held an open host for a fire station, reports The Observer.
The fire station cost $1 million and will help the all-volunteer department serve an area of 172 square miles.
The department paid for the bulk of the building with its own funds. Other funding came from frants from local and regional organizations and donations from numerous businesses and residents.
A general contractor oversaw the construction of the building. Many of the fire departments members helped with the work, including installing interior walls. Children of firefighters also chipped in, often with the cleanup.