LAMOILLE — LaMoille firefighters are starting out the new year with a new station, after construction was completed just before the holidays.
The new 6,500-square-foot fire station sits just across the street from the current firehouse on the corner of West Martin and Church streets were it will house the fire department’s extra pumpers, tankers and ambulances.
LaMoille Fire Chief Brent Becker previously reported that the new structure is a $300,000 investment, but the fire district had been setting money aside for the past couple years to pay for it.
The lot the new building sits on was donated to the fire district by Archer Daniels Midland.
One of the benefits, aside from more storage, is the dual exits in the new building which will reduce response time for call-outs.
“The new building will be set up to have exits on both the north and south sides to help with response time during calls and to fully eliminate the need to shuffle equipment around during a call”, Becker said.
The LaMoille Fire District has just over 30 volunteer members. The district receives a monthly call average of between 10 and 12 for EMS, and the number of fire calls is sporadic, according to Becker.
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