Groundbreaking for New Volunteer Fire Station in Weaver
Members of the Weaver Community along with Congressman Mike Rogers stood side by side, with shovels in hand, as the groundbreaking ceremony took place a new volunteer fire station. The new station will sit between Crosson Street and Astor Avenue, which is located in the middle of the city. This new building has high hopes of being a better facility for responding to calls for its residents. The current building is only big enough to fit one respond vehicle leaving others outside.
The new station is projected to be large enough to accommodate three respond vehicles inside the building at a time. With the existing fire department being home to volunteer workers since the late 1940’s, Mayor Wayne Willis says he believes it’s time for an upgrade. Last month, Congressman Mike Roger presented Weaver’s Fire Department with a grant for more than $70,000. The grant went towards purchasing new safety equipment and operations for the firefighters. Congressman Rogers shares why he will always have be supportive of people who give themselves selflessly to help their communities. The City of Weaver has high hopes of having the facility completed by April of next year.