According to a report from The Salisbury Post, the Salisbury (NC) Fire Department (SFD) will debut its new Fire Station No. 6, the Monroe and Isler Fire Station, to the public on Sunday.
A virtual “Open House” link is also available at salisburync.gov/Fire. Here, “attendees” can tour the new fire station online and view the live dedication beginning at 2 p.m.
Located at 310 Cedar Springs Road, the station is dedicated to Justin Monroe and Victor Isler, two SFD members who died in the line of duty in 2008. Both members’ families will be present at the dedication and receive an in-person tour of the facility.
Planning for the station began in 2017. Its main purpose is to serve the entire city of Salisbury, although its primary goal is to cover its own fire response district: the areas south of the Mid Carolina Airport, which includes Camp Road, Long Meadow Drive, Grace Church Road, Airport Road, and the neighborhoods of Stoney Brook, Kings Forrest, Matika Village, Little Acres, Weatherstone, and the Long Meadow Industrial Park.
The facility also houses a training wing, the hazmat team, and the fire staff.
To facilitate construction, the SFD pointed to six acres of undeveloped property along Cedar Springs Road, west of U.S. 29 South. This site provides access to every main road to aid in a timely emergency response, while the land offers space for the fire station as well as a significant natural buffer.