FOR THE SECOND TIME THIS MONTH, CITY OFFICIALS
AND FIREFIGHTERS CELEBRATE THE GROUND BREAKING OF YET ANOTHER NEW MEDFORD FIRE STATION TODAY. NBC5’S NICOLE STEIN WAS AT THE EVENT THIS MORNING AND HAS THE DETAILS. “As you can see behind me, Medford Fire and Rescue already has a station here on Table Rock Road, but it’s being torn down. The new twelve thousand square foot facility will be built in it’s place.” *nats* MEDFORD FIRE AND RESCUE IS BUILDING A BRAND NEW STATION FOUR AT ITS TABLE ROCK ROAD LOCATION.
“We’re feeling pretty excited about this. We were able to do fire station 2 a couple
of weeks ago on the 5th of April and now we’re moving over here to station 4 rebuilding that.”
CHIEF BRIAN FISH SAYS THEY HAVE SO MUCH SPACE ON THE PROPERTY THAT IT WILL NOW BE A TRAINING
SITE FOR FIREFIGHTERS. THEY EVEN USED THE OLD BUILDING FOR AN EXERCISE BEFORE STARTING TO TEAR IT DOWN. “Give us a better opportunity to host training
here. It’s gonna have a larger training area for not just our personnel, but we can bring
people in regionally.” THE NEW STATION WON’T OPEN TILL 2017, SO FIREFIGHTERS ARE CURRENTLY LIVING IN MODULAR HOUSING ON THE BACK OF THE PROPERTY WHILE OTHERS HAVE
BEEN MOVED TO DIFFERENT STATIONS. “Chief Fish says he encourages the public
to come take a look and watch the progress of the construction.
The new station is set to open in February of next year.
In Medford, Nicole Stein, NBC5 news.”