Asheville (NC) Holds Groundbreaking for Fire Station

Courtesy Fire Department Facebook

A groundbreaking ceremony was held for a new fire station, reports WLOS Abe New 13.

The fire department posted to Facebook, “Exciting day today as we broke ground for Fire Station 13, the first new fire station since 2007! This station will improve response times, will be a certified LEED Silver building, and will include a larger Emergency Operations Center. Fire Station 13 will be built with firefighter health and safety in mind and will provide features to be equitable and inclusive for all.”

The facility will also host a a Police Substation, the relocated Emergency Operations Center, and a small community conference room.

The facility will also include three fire truck apparatus bays, an Emergency Operations Center, an administration space to be used by public safety operations, and a community room. It will also serve the joint use of the Fire and Police Departments and will help to improve the service response.

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