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MACEDONIA (January 3) — Six months after ground was broken, the first walls are now standing at what will be the Macedonia Fire Department’s new firehouse.The concrete foundation was …
MACEDONIA (January 3) — Six months after ground was broken, the first walls are now standing at what will be the Macedonia Fire Department’s new firehouse.
The concrete foundation was poured in August, a month after the ground-breaking, and construction of the building itself began Thursday.
In an interview with The Banner in August, Chief Brady Jackson explained that the older firehouse had major structural issues and was beyond repair.
The department moved its equipment to a building in the Hico community, which will remain as a satellite station to supplement the Macedonia firehouse.
The new site is adjacent to the community center and was donated by J.C. and Melinda Popplewell. Labor, equipment and materials were donated by White Farms for the dirt work and by Tosh Farms for the concrete foundation.
Construction is being done by members of the community with a big assist from A&W Leasing, whose owner Anthony Moore is the former Macedonia fire chief.
Chief Jackson said that funds for the project were acquired through community support. The fire department is working closely with the Macedonia Community Center in fundraising efforts.
In a Monday follow-up interview, Chief Jackson said the building will consist of a garage and an office and should be completed in four to five weeks, depending on the weather.
The eight-person Macedonia Fire Department utilizes a pumper, a tanker and a brush truck. The department also owns extrication equipment and hopes to put together a rescue truck.
As more fundraising events are scheduled, they can be found on The Banner’s weekly calendar page.