Ready to roll! The newly completed Firehouse 32 located at Orchard Road and Quebec Street was placed in service this morning. There was a brief flag ceremony, a performance by the South Metro Fire Pipes and Drums and a traditional "push in" of the apparatus.
Currently a crew of 7 personnel work at Firehouse 32, including a Battalion Chief, a 4-person Tower and a 2-person Medic Unit. The 16,379 square foot station features 4 apparatus bays, plenty of room for physical training, classroom learning, quiet study areas and 12 bedrooms. The firehouse was built with future growth in mind, one day staffing will include a 4-person Engine.
Just like moving into a new home, there is a lot work that still needs to be done. A public grand opening celebration will be scheduled once everything is ready.