Public Invited to Kokomo Fire Station Two Ribbon Cutting & Open
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
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