Medford, Ore. — After some setbacks and delays, the city of Medford broke ground on a new fire station Tuesday morning.
The new home of Fire Station #2 will be at South Columbus and Stewart Avenue. The 10,000 square foot space will house 2 engines, and 7 bunk rooms.
Changes in the economy, and increased cost estimates forced the September groundbreaking to be postponed, but Fire Chief Brian Fish says it’s exciting that it’s finally here.
“It was a heartache for a lot of people,” Chief Brian Fish says, “they put some blood, sweat, and tears into this and to finally be able to say here, we’re ready to go moving forward is exciting for us.”
The cost to complete Fire Station #2 and #4 is estimated at $7 million. Both projects are expected to be complete by February 2017.
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