Video: Columbus Breaks Ground on New Fire Station
By Renae Skinner
COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) — The city of Columbus breaks ground on a new fire station.
City officials joined Columbus Fire and Rescue for a groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday morning for Fire Station 4.
The new station, which replaces the old facility that was built in 1960s, will be on Airline Road, next to the Humane Society.
It will house an engine company and all of the department’s administrative offices.
“There is the possibility of making this one of the northeast regional, what we call, satellite training facilities,” said Chief Martin Andrews. “With that said, we will be able to send our firefighters here rather than sending them to Pearl for seven weeks, which will be at a minimum cost to the city.”
The total cost for the new facility is $640,000.
Construction should be complete by early next year.