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Forsyth Co. opens new fire station #4

By Staff
CUMMING - Forsyth County celebrated the completion of its newest fire station Wednesday with a ceremonial uncoupling of a fire hose at the new fire station #4, located in the Ducktown area.

"Exactly one year ago today, we gathered on this historic site to break ground for this beautiful new engine house," Fire Chief Danny Bowman said. "By design, the new station is modern, yet modest; comfortable, yet efficient; and is meant to be a center of public safety for the Ducktown community for 50 or more years."

The station is located at 3910 Evans Road, adjacent to old Fire Station #4 which it replaces. That structure had been built by volunteers in 1974 and had far exceeded its life expectancy. The new station is designed for 24-hour occupancy which the former station was not. It provides increased bay capacity better suited to house the fire apparatus stationed there, and also includes a ventilation system to clean the air, aimed at protecting firefighters' health.
Construction of the new two-bay, approximately 7,333-square foot station was funded by the current Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax Program, SPLOST VI, and by Impact Fees.

It sits on the site of the former Ducktown Community School. District 1 Commissioner R.J. (Pete) Amos, the district commissioner for the Ducktown area, noted the significance of the location, having himself attended school there.

"I am proud of this new facility and am proud that it will be able to serve the residents of the Ducktown and Friendship areas of Forsyth County for many years to come," Amos said.
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