Medford, Ore., — For the second time this month, city officials and firefighters celebrate the ground breaking of yet another new Medford fire station today.
Medford Fire and Rescue already has a station here on Table Rock Road but it’s being torn down.
The new 12,000 square foot facility will be built in it’s place.
Chief Brian Fish says, “We’re feeling pretty excited about this, we were able to do Fire Station 2 a couple of weeks ago on the 5th of April, and now we’re moving over here to Station 4, rebuilding that.”
He also says they have so much space on the property that it will now be a training site for firefighters.
They even used the old building for an exercise before starting to tear it down.
“It will give us a better opportunity to host training here, it’s gonna have a larger training area for not just our personnel but we can bring people in regionally.”, said Fish.
The new station won’t open till 2017, so firefighters are currently living in modular housing on the back of the property. While others have been moved to different stations.
Chief fish says he encourages the public to come take a look and watch the progress of the construction.
The new station is set to open in February of next year.