Officials all fired up about new station | PostIndependent.com
YOUR AD HERE »

Officials all fired up about new station

Shovel in hand, fire chief Mike Piper said Friday was a special day in the history of the Glenwood Springs Fire Department.

He braved the morning’s chill to partake in a ceremonial groundbreaking for the department’s newest fire station up Four Mile Road.

Piper was joined by firefighters, Mayor Don Vanderhoof, architects and builders for the event.



Construction on the new station, which will be called Station 3, officially begins Monday. It is expected to open by May 2003.

The new station will be 5,000 square feet. It will include four bedrooms to house firefighters, a community room, and four bays for firefighting equipment, and is designed in the mountain contemporary style.



“This is a great day for Glenwood, and it’s going to be a good addition to town,” Mayor Vanderhoof said. “It’s going to make it a safer place to live in the south end of Glenwood Springs.”

That being said, Vanderhoof, Piper and others from the fire department, OZ Architecture and Shaw Construction dug into the ground and hoisted the first of many piles of dirt that will be moved.

“Boy, this stuff is rocky,” Piper said as he dug in.

The station, which will end up looking like a large house, is being funded by a 2001 bond issue passed by voters. It is expected to cost around $800,000.


Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Glenwood Springs and Garfield County make the Post Independent’s work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.

 

Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User