The City of Florence held the "ribbon" cutting (it was actually unhooking a fire hose) for the Fire Department's new Station No. 5 this morning. Station No. 5 is located on E. Redbud Lane, almost on the corner of Redbud and Howe Springs Road, right near Southside Middle and South Florence High Schools. It has been over thirty years since the city last built a fire station.
We spoke with one long time firefighter this morning who told us he came to work for the fire deparment not long after they built No. 4 in 1980. He was told they would have No. 5 by 1985. So the city fire fighters have been waiting on this station for over 25 years. That's pretty unbelievable when you think about how much the City of Florence has expanded over that time.
It really is a nice facility and one that was badly needed. Congrats to the City of Florence Firefighters on their new digs.
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