The Washington Fire Department has opened a fire station, reports emissourian.com.
The fire department posted to Facebook, “The Washington Fire Department in partnership with the Washington Community Fire Protection District is pleased to announce the opening of Fire Station 6 at 7952 Highway KK, Washington, MO on today’s date. The station houses pumper/tanker 8163 a 2020 four door Spartan/Alexis fire apparatus with a 1,250 GPM pump, engine company equipment, an 1,800 gallon water tank with dump capabilities and a 2,100 gallon portable water tank. This apparatus provides both first in engine company capabilities as well additional water hauling for the rural area. An open house and dedication for the Station and apparatus will be Sunday, September 19, 2021 at 1:00 PM.”
The 3,600-square-foot station sits on 2 acres of landed donated to the Washington Community Fire Protection District by Charles and Dorothy Eckelkamp 15 years ago.