According to a report from Old Mission Gazette, the Peninsula Township Fire Department (PTFD) in Traverse City, Michigan, held a small ribbon-cutting ceremony at its new Fire Station 3 on the north end of the Old Mission Peninsula on Monday. It is located at 19270 Center Road, between Swaney Road and Tompkins Road.
PTFD Chief Fred Gilstorff, township board members, Paul Mahon of Grand Traverse Construction, architect Ray Kenda of Environment Architects, and project manager Jennifer Hodges of Gourdie-Fraser sd well as PTFD staff as well as were all in attendance. Township Supervisor Rob Manigold cut the ribbon, officially opening the station, which is be ready for responses to the township’s north end and will be staffed beginning April 1. The PTFD will hold an open house for the public at a later date.
Construction on Fire Station 3 took place during the fall and winter. The building includes housing for PTFD staff as well as a Medical First response truck.
Gilstorff says the new fire station will improve response times in the area and also improve the PTFD’s ISO ratings, lowering area residents’ insurance premiums.