According to a report from WCHS, Hurricane (WV) Fire and Rescue (HFR) is getting a new station just a short distance away from their current home.
HFR hopes to break ground on its new site this spring, which has been eight months in the making, said HFR Chief Deron Wilkes.
Wilkes is preparing for the big move, which will be near Hurricane Middle School on Midland Trail. The new station will now be approximately 19,000 square feet, much larger than the nearly 8,000-square-foot building it occupies today. Wilkes said the extra space will allow them to bring in bigger and better fire apparatus and ambulances.
He continued by saying that the bays will be much larger, as will the training facility, which will include a training tower, allowing the department to grow as it goes. The station HFR currently occupies was built in 1975.
Wilkes said since the land is fairly flat and manageable, and he believes construction could begin as soon as this spring.