The Ketchum Fire Department has moved into a fire station, reports KMVT 11.
The new 16,000 square foot fire station was funded through $11.5 million bond approved by voters in 2019. The new station offers more space for apparatuses from five to eight and offers more space and convenience for firefighters. The new station has six dorms for firefighters, the old location had three.
Fire officials expect the new fire station will make it easier to recruit firefighters in the future. Even though they have only been in the new station for 10 days, the chief believes the facility will allow them to respond to emergencies faster, due to it being away from a busy street.