According to a report from Northside Neighbor, Sandy Springs, Georgia, residents can now expect Fire Station 51 to be built for the Sandy Springs Fire Department (SSFD).
During its February 2 meeting, the Sandy Springs Public Facilities Authority voted 6-0 to approve the purchase of a one-acre, single-family residential property at 7800 Mount Vernon Road in Sandy Springs’ panhandle for $450,000.
Fire Station 51 will be located as the intersection of Mount Vernon and Spalding Drive. It will replace the station on Spalding Drive at Roberts Road.
That station is backed by Engine 55, housed at the city of Roswell’s Fire Station No. 27 on Holcomb Bridge Road. Response times for reaching some areas in the district can take eight to 10 minutes, so seconds can mean the difference between life and death.
The next step for Sandy Springs will be to choose an architect to design the station.