Portage all-new Fire Station No. 2 went into service this month, reports MLive.com.
The new fire station factors in firefighter health and wellness and will replace the oldest of three free stations. That fire station was built in 1974 and was torn down this month.
The fire station at 18,364 square feet is also now the city’s largest. The $6.1 million-dollar project was funded through the city’s capital improvement program funds.
The fire station includes gender-neutral locker and shower facilities, on-site training space and “clean” rooms to help prevent cross-contamination. The station is equipped with a new alerting system.
The apparatus bay, where the fire trucks and rescue vehicles are located, has four bays equipped with hoses to run exhaust outdoors.