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City dedicates Sugarloaf fire station

Hendersonville Fire Chief Dorian Flowers was joined by council members and others as he cut ribbon on Fire Station No. 2. Hendersonville Fire Chief Dorian Flowers was joined by council members and others as he cut ribbon on Fire Station No. 2.

Hendersonville City Council members, firefighters and community members turned out last week for the official dedication of the city's new Fire Station No. 2 on Sugarloaf Road.

 

Built on 11½ acres the city bought in 2010, the station is staffed around the clock by crews of three. The crews have responded to 240 calls since June 2, cutting response time by 30 percent, Fire Chief Dorian Flowers said.
"It looks so good you could take pictures and put them in a magazine," said Mayor Barbara Volk. The city began planning for the new facility in 2009 after a state Department of Insurance review said it needed a new station east of I-26. The station includes living quarters and a kitchen for the firefighters and a community meeting room that seats 48 people. Two fire trucks and a reserve engine are parked in its bay. The total cost of the $3.6 million project includes the land, the new station and a large storage building.