Centerville preparing to open new fire station

If you are driving on Houston Lake Boulevard, it's hard to miss Centerville's new fire station.

CENTERVILLE, Georgia(41NBC/WMGT) — If you are driving on Houston Lake Boulevard, it’s hard to miss Centerville’s new fire station.

With a new look and a bigger facility, the Centerville Fire Department didn’t have to move too far.

The new station is located right next to the old one but is now more visible to the public. According to Fire Chief Jason Jones, the old station was old and in need of various repairs.

The new station will provide firefighters more space for their equipment.

“We house all of our administrative offices, training room, bunk rooms all of that’s under one roof,” Jones said.

The fire department plans to use the old building for storage.

Construction on the new building started in September 20 and the move is expected to happen in September of this year.

Sergeant Dustin Talley, who’s been with the department for 13 years, says the new building is welcome.

“We are on a main road,” Sgt. Talley said. ‘That way we can come out on the main road and respond faster, have a faster reaction time.”

SPLOST funds were used to build the facility.

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