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Great Falls Fire Rescue almost set to re-open Station #4

Great Falls Fire Rescue - Station #4
Fire Chief Jeremy Jones
Posted at 3:00 PM, Feb 18, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-18 20:53:19-05

Great Falls Fire Rescue officials say they're excited to reopen Station #4, which has been closed for more than a year for upgrades.

Chief Jeremy Jones told MTN News they plan to have Station 4 near Fox Farm back in service on March 8th.

The building has undergone major upgrades to its infrastructure. They've replaced aging sewer and plumbing lines and rebuilt parts of the station including the kitchen, bathroom and locker room.

Jones said the project has been a process for the department and the city as new problems arose over the months. The department had to redo their bid, to include additional repairs that were uncovered during construction.

Officials spoke with the contractor Thursday, and said Great Falls Fire Rescue will take ownership of the station around March 2nd.

They're planning a final walk-through of the facility before moving in all the equipment and crews.

First responders and firefighters at the Fox Farm location worked from Station #1 downtown during construction. Crews also staged emergency vehicles at Station #4 during peak traffic times each day.

Jones told MTN News the department was able to improve response times through the temporary staffing changes.

He also thanked the public for their patience and was grateful no large fires were reported in District 4 while the building was out of service.

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