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New Fire Station Opens In Ashland

ASHLAND, Ore. — Firefighters in Ashland have a new home, thanks to a project years in the making.

Ashland Fire officially re-opened Fire Station 2 on the south side of town on Thursday. The building was completely remodeled, and has updated facilities, including a new alarm system and green technology.

“Increases the morale, everyone’s excited, they’ll be moving from their temporary facility over here and hopefully this building will serve us for the next 40 or 50 years,” said Ashland Fire Chief John Karns.

The Fire Chief says the previous building had broken plumbing, cramped spaces, and was not built to withstand an earthquake. He says reopening the station allows firefighters to respond quickly to emergencies on the south side of town.