Spring Hill Fire Station Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

 

On Wednesday, February 10th, the Mobile Fire-Rescue Department officially unveiled its newest fire station. The $2.5 million station sits on an approximately 98,600 sq. ft. site area in the heart of the Spring Hill community – 700 Museum Drive, at the intersection of McGregor Avenue and Museum Drive.

 

The upgraded site replaces the previous fire station, which was demolished in August of 2019.

A socially-distanced and COVID-19-appropriate ribbon cutting ceremony was held at Station 18 (home to Engine Co. 18), featuring Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson, Fire Chief Jeremy Lami, City Council members, and a sprinkle of Spring Hill residents.

 

The station offers a simple but modern, architectural design with some state-of-the-art equipment inside of its 6,053 square foot total interior area, including:

 

  • A decontamination room, equipped with particulate extractors and equipment for firefighters to be able to clean and decontaminate their turnout gear and uniforms after incidents potentially exposing them to toxic materials.

 

  • Ventilation system, designed to automatically extract harmful fumes, gases, and exhausts in the engine bay, preventing such dangerous products from entering the dormitories, kitchen, or living quarters.

 

  • First and only bi-fold, garage doors in MFRD station builds, designed to fully open in 3-4 seconds; thus, allowing fire apparatus to exit the station faster when responding to emergency calls.

At the ceremony, Fire Chief Lami addressed local media, expressing excitement and gratitude for the new Spring Hill jewel:

 

“Mobile Fire-Rescue is excited and thankful for the opportunity to continue serving our citizens. With the right staffing, the right training, the right tools, equipment, trucks, and facilities, we can ensure that your firefighters, EMTs, and paramedics continue providing quality care for the City of Mobile,” Lami said. He continued, “Station 18 incorporates the latest safety features for our firefighters. As you look around the station, it certainly is beautiful, but we’re most proud of the safety features for the firefighters who will live and work here. We want a safe and comfortable space for them because we will have personnel here 34-hours a day, 365 days a year.”

 

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