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New Fire Station #2 Opens

Almost one year to date of groundbreaking, the Kokomo Fire Department has opened a new Fire Station No. 2.  Completed in early August, the city took possession of the new building and at approximately 2PM on August 15, 2011, was officially put into service.  Rescue 2, formerly  designated as Rescue 4, joins Engine 2 in it's new quarters.

From the City of Kokomo:

Public Invited to Kokomo Fire Station Two Ribbon Cutting & Open House

On Wednesday, August 31, the City of Kokomo will celebrate the grand opening of the newly constructed Fire Station 2, located at 508 E. Center Rd.  The public is invited to attend the ribbon cutting ceremony which will begin at 4:45 p.m., with tours of the station provided from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.

“Following decades of residential and retail growth on the city’s south side, the need for a new fire station had been acknowledged for years,” said Kokomo Mayor Greg Goodnight.  “The completion of this building enhances fire protection for an underserved area, and public safety by providing police officers patrolling the south side with a convenient substation.”

The occasion will serve as a Mayor’s Night Out, where Kokomo residents are invited to share concerns and make suggestions for improving our community.

The ribbon cutting event will be attended by Kokomo Mayor Greg Goodnight, City Council members, Kokomo Fire Chief Pat O’Neill, past and present firefighters as well as other dignitaries.

“This area has been identified for a new fire station for a long time,” said Kokomo Fire Chief Pat O’Neill. “This location gives us quick access to Indian Heights and U.S. 31, which will dramatically reduce our response times to these areas.”

Kokomo Fire Station 2 includes two drive-thru truck bays, for Fire Engine 2 and Fire Rescue 2. The building also hosts a Kokomo Police Department workstation and interview room.

Parking for the ceremony is available at the fire station.  Overflow parking is available across the street at Indian Heights Grace Brethren Church.

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