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Public Invited to Tour Avondale’s New Fire Station
The Avondale Fire - Medical Department invites the public to tour its newest public safety facility , Fire Station 175 , on Saturday , March 26 , 2022 . Tours will take place from 10 a . m . to 1 p . m . at the new station , located at 12495 W . Van Buren Street .
Completed in February 2022 , the $12 . 4 million , 17 , 000 - square - foot facility includes three bays , office space , sleeping quarters , a kitchen/dining room , training area , exercise room , and spaces for public service outreach programs . Visitors will learn about the fire station’s modern safety features and see the fire apparatus , and kids will received a fire helmet and sticker badge . Light refreshments will be served .
“Fire Station 175 - - the city’s fifth fire station - - is strategically located to ensure efficient response times to serve our community of 90 , 000 residents , ” said Avondale Chief of Public Safety , Dale Nannenga . He added that Avondale hired 14 new firefighters last year through a SAFER grant in preparation for the opening of the new fire station .
In September 2020 , the City was awarded a $3 million Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response ( SAFER ) grant from the Federal Emergency Management Administration ( FEMA ) to hire 14 new firefighter positions . New personnel hired to staff Fire Station 175 graduated fire academy training in May 2021 .
Additionally , the public is invited to watch a livestream of the official ribbon - cutting ceremony for Fire Station 175 on March 24 at 10 a . m . on the
Avondale EDGE Facebook page .
Avondale , Arizona is a community where people share a deep sense of pride in what has been accomplished and how far we have come . In Avondale , there is strong belief that the blending of a broad spectrum of cultures comes from a true sense of harmony throughout the community . Here , people and businesses are welcomed with open arms and supported in a way that exemplifies a dynamic , intelligent and driven city , ready to take on the future . Avondale is Aspiring . Achieving . Accelerating .
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