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☷ West Fargo North Dakota - West Fargo Fire Department s new headquarters breaks ground Wednesday May 25 19 May 2022
West Fargo , state North Dakota ( By Press Release office)
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The West Fargo Fire Department will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for the new fire headquarters ( 1201 10th Ave . E . ) at 9 a . m . Wednesday , May 25 . The new West Fargo Fire Department headquarters is set to be complete in 2023 . The total cost of the project is $18 . 5 million and funded through capital improvement sales tax , cash reserves and a $10 million bond .
The headquarters will house new , additional full - time crews to reduce response times and lower fire loss across West Fargo . Currently , all full - time crews are based out of the West Fargo Fire Department’s south station with only part - time crews servicing the rented north station . The West Fargo Fire Department has rented the north station from the West Fargo Rural Fire Department since 2017 .
“The department has seen a 54% increase in fire loss over the past year , ” said Fire Chief Dan Fuller . “This new headquarters will allow our department to reduce response times to better serve the residents of West Fargo . ”
The new , modern fire headquarters will serve two purposes . First , it will become an operational fire station with fulltime firefighters and fire apparatus to respond to calls north of I - 94 , which have contributed to the over 300% increase in calls for service since 2017 . Second , it will house the department’s administrative and risk reduction divisions . The new station will also feature a public component with a training room , lobby and education center . The headquarters will further the City of West Fargo’s goals of reaching an Insurance Services Office rating of class one , which helps reduce the cost of property insurance for residents and businesses .
During the May 17 , 2021 , City Commission meeting , Commissioners selected EAPC Architects and Engineers to design and construct the new West Fargo Fire Department Headquarters .
Updates on the West Fargo Fire Department’s fire headquarters are available
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