New South Stormont fire hall opens

In this Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2017 photo provided by South Stormont, Mayor Jim Bancroft uses the Jaws of Life to cut the ribbon for the new fire hall in St. Andrews West, Ont. Also pictured are Coun. Dave Smith, Chief Gilles Crepeau, Coun. Donna Primeau, Coun. Richard Waldroff and Deputy Mayor Tammy Hart. (South Stormont via Newswatch Group)

ST. ANDREWS WEST – A new $1.7 million fire hall has been opened in the village.

South Stormont councillors, Fire Chief Gilles Crepeau, firefighters and township staff cut the ribbon outside the newly constructed Station 4.

The building at 5205 Highway 138 has three bays with a drive-through system so fire trucks don’t have to back in, as well as a storm water management pond.

The building can also hold up to 50 people for events and public meetings.

Mayor Jim Bancroft said the new fire hall gives the township a “solid and forward approach” for future replacements and renos for fire stations.

Fire Chief Crepeau said he was “thrilled” to be part of the building of South Stormont’s “flagship station,” which has been several years in the making.

The project was on time and on budget, according to the township.

An open house is planned for Fire Prevention Week in October.

In this Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2017 photo provided by South Stormont, fire trucks line up outside the new fire hall in St. Andrews West. Officials officially opened the new station on Highway 138 today. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston)
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