Salisbury Fire Department to host open house regarding new Fire Station No. 6

Published 12:00 am Saturday, October 28, 2017

SALISBURY — The Salisbury Fire Department will hold an open house Wednesday to present information on its plans for construction of a new Fire Station No. 6.

While the new station will serve the entire city, its primary fire response district will be the incorporated areas south of the Mid-Carolina Airport. It will be built at in 2018 at 310 Cedar Springs Road.

The open house will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Fire Station 2, 2312 S. Main St.

The new station has been planned for many years to provide timely emergency response in the areas of Camp Road, Long Meadow Drive, Grace Church Road and Airport Road; the neighborhoods of Stoney Brook, Kings Forest, Matika Village, Little Acres and Weatherstone; and Long Meadow Industrial Park.

The station will be built on 6 acres of undeveloped property just west of U.S. 29 South. The site provides access to all main roads.

The acreage offers plenty of space for the station and a significant natural buffer around it. The land has easy access to utilities such as natural gas, water, adequate electrical power and sewer.

The city purchased the property specifically for the fire station project in early 2017.

Firefighters and emergency medical technicians will staff Fire Station No. 6 on a 24-hour basis. The Fire Department’s training and safety officers also will be housed there.

A modern firetruck and a reserve firetruck will respond from the station, as will the Hazmat team’s multiple vehicles and support trailers.

Building plans call for accommodations for 10 on-duty firefighters and EMTs, a medical treatment room, equipment maintenance, and training facilities. A four-story tower on the property will be used to air-dry fire hoses and as a prop for firefighter training.

An emergency electrical generator will be installed in the case of a power outage.

Office space for the Salisbury Police Department will be located in the front administrative office wing.
For more information on the project, call Fire Chief Robert Parnell at 704-638-4464.