Happy 120th: Milton (DE) Fire Department to Celebrate Its History

The Milton Fire Department is planning to celebrate its 120th anniversary on Saturday, July 17.

The Milton (DE) Fire Department is planning to celebrate its 120th anniversary on Saturday, July 17, with the rededication of the department’s upgraded station, reports capegazette.com.

A section of Front Street between Union Street and Chestnut Street will be closed for the festivities. The department is planning to display its fire vehicles, give tours of the upgraded facility, and welcome food trucks for the grand opening, which is planned to run from 1 to 4 p.m.

The Milton Fire Department broke ground on a $4.6 million renovation to the existing fire hall—which was constructed in the 1950s and last underwent a substantial renovation in the 1980s—on Front Street in November 2019. The facility became operational in late 2020. 

The renovation included expanding the facility from 12,000 square feet to 26,000 square feet, adding two new vehicle bays and a new HVAC system, and enlarging the community hall, offices, sleeping, and recreation areas. The building also includes a lobby and an archive area with the department’s historic records.

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