FORT MILL, S.C. (CN2 NEWS) A year after the Town of Fort Mill’s fire department’s ground breaking on a second station — the town is celebrating its dedication.
The new station is located across from Catawba Ridge High School, at 1245 Fort Mill Parkway. Town leaders and firefighters dedicated the building over this past weekend.
Fire Chief Chipper Wilkerson, Mayor Guynn Savage and Town Manager Davy Broom, made remarks and held a Hose Uncoupling ceremony to commemorate the occasion.
Mayor Savage commented on the new station’s ability to boost the town’s emergency response coverage and improve the Insurance Services Office rating for town residents in the surrounding area.
Mayor Savage also noted how much of the cost for the new station was paid by impact fees from new construction, a sign of how “growth pays for growth.”
Chief Wilkerson expressed how proud he is to add a critical piece of infrastructure to the Town and said the new station is a testament to Fort Mill Town Council’s focus on public safety.
The Fort Mill Fire Chief says the new fire station includes more bay space to house reserve apparatus and specialty equipment as well as increased office space for the Fire Marshal’s office and space to allow for a backup town Emergency Operations Center in the event Town Hall is affected by a disaster.