-Bo Fitzgerald, Davidson Fire Chief
With construction starting early November the new single company station is scheduled to be operational by Summer of 2017.
According to the Chief, currently some Davidson residents are as much as 15 minutes from the Downtown station, and this new station will cut that response time by an actual Davidson fire company by more than half. To accommodate for the current long response time, for several years Davidson has been contracting with the Odell station in Cabarrus County to cover the eastern end of town. Completion of Davidson Fire Station #2 will allow that relationship to change to one of mutual support, rather than the town having to contract out the primary protection responsibility.
The roughly $2.126 million project will be financed partly via a 15 year installment loan up to $2 million to cover construction. The town will cover equipment and furnishings separately. It's the largest municipal facility built since Town Hall was constructed 20 years ago and actually takes the top spot in terms of cost.
More pictures from today's ceremony.
|Getting ready for the toss!|
|Davidson Comm Anderson wins the "Enthusiasm" award |
with the highest toss.
Experienced pols Mayor Woods and County Comm Cotham win for "Best Camera Pose Mid Shovel"
|Cotham inspecting the equipment.|
|Most thanks of all goes to those who do|
the hard work of protecting the town.