According to a report from WKRG, Mobile, Alabama, Mayor Sandy Stimpson cut the ribbon on his town’s brand-new fire station in the city’s Spring Hill community.
The Mobile Fire-Rescue Department’s (MFRD’s) new Fire Station 18 was four years in the making. This state-of-the-art facility cost the city $2,500,000. A seemingly high amount, but consider that $225,000,000 goes into maintenance for all of the fire stations combined.Copy
This is the second “co-ed” fire station to be built in Mobile. MFRD Chief Jeremy Lami has served the Mobile community for 19 years and was appointed chief of this station last fall.
The station was built strategically to improve the its function and protect MFRD firefighters from any type of health concerns such as the carcinogens to which they are exposed when they respond to structure or vehicle fires. This station accounts for how members can reduce their exposure.
There are plans on the drawing board to build another fire station in Mobile that follows the same blueprints.