Former RFD #4 Wheaton moves into new firehouse

Onaga Herald – June 22, 2017
Submitted by Newz Group – July 10, 2017

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Last Sunday evening the Wheaton Fire Department volunteers gathered to move trucks and equipment to their new home in Wheaton. The new Pottawatomie County Consolidated Fire District #1 firehouse stands on the grounds where the original firehouse stood for nearly 60 years, on Main Street, north across the street from the city park. The trucks and fire equipment have been housed in the former Fairbanks building west of the park for nearly 20 years, but it was too crowded for all of the fire equipment and trucks. The 50 x 90 building project has been in the works for nearly 4 years according to one firefighter. The new structure is equipped with four bays, enough room to walk around all of the trucks; washer and dryer hookups; a 25 x 25 classroom at screen television, computer hookups for classes kitchen and bathroom with shower facilities. It also has an automatic emergency power generator. The flag pole in front was purchased by Fire Chief Brian Force and his father, Mayor Terry Force and has been dedicated in memory of former Fire Chief Roger Force and Barney Willis.

 

Posted by Gwen Dorr Romine, KSFFA Webmaster
http://www.ksffa.com
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