Huntsville Cuts Ribbon On New Fire Station In Limestone County
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The City of Huntsville opened its first fire station in Limestone County on Friday. They used the ‘Jaws of Life’ to cut through the red ribbon.
Station #18 is located on Greenbrier Road and will serve the portion of Huntsville that is in Limestone County, as well as newly annexed portions.
“This is just one part of our ongoing effort to ensure that all our residents enjoy the peace of mind brought by fast, reliable public safety services,” said Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle. “We are grateful to our firefighters for bravely serving our community and helping to protect Huntsville residents. This station will enable them to carry out these important duties over a larger area of our City.”
The fire station cost $1.44 million to build, less than the $1.91 million budgeted for it. The building is 6,543 square feet and includes two apparatus bays, two captain’s quarters, seven private bedrooms, four private bathrooms, a common bathroom, a kitchen, a dayroom, a dining area, a turnout gear storage room, a laundry room, and an exercise room.
“It will help us have quicker response times to all types of emergency calls we normally respond to,” said Huntsville Fire & Rescue Chief Michael Sublett. “We look forward to working in conjunction with all the other first responders in Limestone County to provide the most professional emergency services that we possibly can.”
Information provided by City of Huntsville