In 2016,Fire Station #7, at the corner of Arbor Road and Country Club Road, closed temporarily, and the men relocated to Station #6 (on Academy Street) for almost 2 years, while Station #7 received a new addition and some much-needed upgrades. This $2 million project expanded the building size, added bays and improved and updated the living and working spaces for the firefighters.
The contractors did a superb job in keeping with the style and exterior of the original building that was placed in service in 1951.
Station #7 is now home to Rescue One, Rescue Three and Safety 7. Each of these trucks has a unique purpose. Rescue One is the hub for technical rescue for the City for swift water rescue, confined spaces, high angle rescue and auto extractions, as well as service and fire calls. Rescue 3 is a support truck equipped for building collapse and trench rescue. Safety 7 is for the safety officer who reports to incidents to insure firefighter safety and also conducts department-wide training.
There are 3 shifts of 5 firemen. These brave men protect our community and are great neighbors. Chief Trey Mayo presided over the “uncoupling” ceremony, which marked the official dedication of the new Station #7. The ceremony was attended by Mayor Allen Joines, the members of the City Counsel, numerous members of the Fire Department, and many local residents and children—who may grow up one day to serve in Station #7.