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Huntsville Breaks Ground on New Fire Station 19 for Hampton Cove

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 9, 2104
(Huntsville, AL) - The City of Huntsville held a groundbreaking ceremony today for a new $2.3 million fire station at 2455 Old Big Cove Road, next to Goldsmith Schiffman Elementary School. Fire Station No. 19 will expand the City's fire coverage to the south side of Hampton Cove and the back side of Green Mountain.

"This station is another component in our public safety master plan," said Mayor Tommy Battle. "We are focused on improving coverage throughout the city, particularly for annexed properties along our growing corridors."

Huntsville Fire & Rescue Chief Howard W. McFarlen Jr. said the new fire station should be open by spring 2015. "This location will improve our ability to respond promptly to this growing area of the city," said McFarlen. "Engine Company 19 will have 12 personnel assigned to the station with four personnel on duty, 24 hours a day, seven days a week."

Fire Station No. 19 is being built on a 2.74 acre lot on Old Big Cove Road. The 7,001-square-foot single story building will include two apparatus bays and living quarters.

Led by the City of Huntsville's General Services Facility Projects Management Department, the project team includes: Architect Paul Matheny, Matheny Goldmon Architects, P.C.; Civil Engineer, Jerry Cargile, 4 Site Inc.; Landscape Architect Andrew Wharton, 4Site Inc.; Structural Engineer Johnathan Powell, PEC Structural Engineering; Mechanical / Plumbing, Kevin Mims, Mims Engineering; Electrical Engineer, Jay Morgan, Jack R. Morgan Engineering; Geotechnical Engineer, Zack Young, S&ME Inc., and General Contractor, Tolar Construction, LLC.

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For more information, contact:

Kelly Cooper Schrimsher, Director of Communications, Office of the Mayor, 256-427-5006 (w), kelly.schrimsher@huntsvilleal.gov

Frank McKenzie, Public Relations, Huntsville Fire and Rescue, frank.mckenzie@huntsvilleal.gov, 256-650-4760 w, 256-426-4276 c



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