The groundbreaking ceremony for the $6 million project that will replace a fire station will be held soon, reports MLive.
A 2015 evaluation found that it would be more cost-effective to build a new building rather than renovate the current station, built in 1974.
Fire station No.2 will continue to serve the most populated region of Portage.
The top priority was adding “clean” rooms for firefighters to remove used equipment as soon as they get off the truck. Clean rooms will prevent cross-contamination and the spread of carcinogens.