The Stillwater Fire Department held a public Grand Opening and Dedication Ceremony for the new Fire Station on Maryknoll Drive last weekend.
Firefighters followed the grand opening up with the annual Open House.
Fire Chief Stu Glaser opened the ceremony by recognizing and thanking the Stillwater Fire Department’s retirees. The Chief spoke to the deep history of the Fire Department, and how the new fire station will help firefighters serve the needs of the entire community.
The new $7.3 million fire station is about 25,000 square feet and features a hose tower that doubles as a training apparatus, six drive-through bays for fire trucks, an entry to feature historic items, a conference room and office space, and a bay that can be used as a smoke room for training, as well as a space to store boats and other firefighting equipment.
Here are photos from the Dedication Ceremony:
Here are a few photos from the Fire Department’s Open House:
Firefighters completed the move from Fourth Street up the hill on Aug. 29. This is the fourth fire station in Stillwater’s 143 year history.
Stillwater’s first fire station was on Commercial Street. The fire department moved to Third Street, and then to Fourth Street, where firefighters have been housed for 50 years.
The new fire station will eventually be connected to the 79,000-square-foot, $18 million National Guard Readiness Center site that will include an auditorium, classrooms, kitchen, fitness area, locker rooms, administrative spaces and a space that will be used for simulated marksmanship training.
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