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CIty Breaks Ground on Fire Station No. 18


[positive music] (Eva Padilla)
The Corpus Christi Fire Department has finally seen
a new fire station come to fruition.
Fire Chief Robert Rocha
and the fire department
broke ground on the new site
of Fire Station Number 18
at 62-26 Ayers Street.
The 1.8 million dollar
2008 Bond Project
will include a single story
5,900 square-foot building,
with concrete paved driveways,
a parking area
and new utilities.(Richard Rocha)
Many in the public and many on the fire department
have been waiting for this moment. Today’s crowd
we had many peoplefrom the community, fire
fighters, retired firefighters
who were invested in making sure
this project was started
and completed.
And I’m happy to report
that by the late summer
or early fall of 2017
we’ll have a fire station open
and serving the community.(Eva Padilla)
Current and retired
Corpus Christi firefighters
were present to witness
the groundbreaking.
Participating
in the commemorative turning
of the soil
was former District 3
council member Priscilla Leal
who spear headed the effort
to expedite building
a fire station
on the west side.
The new fire station
will support fire stations
8 and 10 on the west side,
assist with the emergency call
volume in the district,
and help improve
call response time
and level of service.
Estimated construction
completion is August 2017.
Reporting for the City of Corpus
Christi, I’m Eva Padilla. [positive music]

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