New Perdido VFD station operational

Published 2:50 am Tuesday, November 11, 2008

By By MaryClaire Foster
The bright red building off of County Road 47 is hard to miss, which is exactly what Assistant Fire Chief Bubba Bossard said they wanted when building the new Perdido Volunteer Fire Department Station.
The building opened Saturday after a year of development funded by county taxes and donations.
Fire Chief Web Bush said he was very appreciative of all of the efforts that have gone into making the building possible.
Bay Minette’s newly-elected mayor, Jamie Tillery, was also on hand for the ceremony and spoke about the two cities’ close proximity and future expansion.
The new building did indeed grow from a much smaller building down the street and will include many amenities, including a kitchen, with lounge and meeting areas, an upstairs with men’s and women's sleeping quarters and a common room that will double as a training and meeting room. It will also house four trucks: a pumper, two tankers and a brush truck.
Bush said the four garage spots in the new building is one of the most important new features.
C.P. Hall, a lieutenant for the fire department, said he is very proud of the new building.
Bossard said the most important thing he wants the community to know is that they are there to help them.
After the ribbon cutting ceremony, Hall presented Bush with a plaque from the department commemorating his service and dedication to its development.
Also on hand for the ceremony were Hugh Harris and Mary Sells of the Alabama Association of Volunteer Fire Departments State Honor Guard, and LifeFlight helicopter services made an appearance.
The fire department has 22 volunteers on its roster with 12 active.

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