Monday, April 30, 2012

Ribbon cutting set for new Joplin fire station

(From the City of Joplin)

The City of Joplin invites the public to join in a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Open House at the Fire Station #6, 5302 West 32nd Street,  at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 5.  Members of the Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors will join City officials, community leaders and the public in the ribbon cutting event. Refreshments will be served. The Open House will conclude at 11:30 a.m.
Construction of this station, located on the southeast corner of Central City Road and 32nd Street, was recently completed, with firefighters moving into the facility in mid-April. 
The Fire Station is a 9,600 square foot facility and includes a safe room for the on-duty crew. It has six bedrooms, an exercise room and a decontamination room. The facility has three double depth drive-thru bays. The Station was built to meet the LEEDS Silver requirements for energy efficiency and sustainability, and was designed with expansion considerations, if that is warranted in the future.
Fifteen firefighters will be assigned to Station #6, and work 24-hour shifts as crews of four. This brings the total of Fire Department personnel to 95, after the additional 15 firefighters are added  
The facility was funded by the Public Safety Sales Tax which Joplin voters approved in November 2006.

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