The Sedgwick County (KS) Fire Department recently held a ceremony for the opening of its Station 31 in Andale, reports kfdi.com.
The new digs will serve the Andale area and northwest Sedgwick County. Firefighters will move into the facility today.
Station 31 was completed in nine months at a cost of $2.2 million.
“Congratulations to the firefighters of Fire District #1!” the department wrote on Facebook.
“Today, Sedgwick County commissioners helped open Fire Station #31.
“***Firefighters will not occupy the facility until Thursday, May 27.***
“‘The men and women of Fire District #1 are looking forward to serving the community through this new building. I was a young lieutenant when we moved into the old building down the road, so I appreciate the work and support of being able to move into this new building,'” Sedgwick County Fire Chief Doug Williams told those in attendance.
“The project was completed in nine months, costing more than $2.2 million dollars.
“‘This fire station was a long time coming,” said Commissioner David Dennis, District 3. “This new space will help serve the Andale community well into the future as we welcome new families into our community.'”