New Winston-Salem fire station to open

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Winston-Salem officials will gather at 11 a.m. Wednesday for a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Fire Station 19 at 4430 Glenn Hi Road.

Speakers will include Mayor Allen Joines; Mayor Pro Tempore Vivian H. Burke, chair of the Public Safety Committee, Council Member Derwin L. Montgomery and Fire Chief Antony Farmer. U.S. Rep. Mel Watt will provide pre-recorded remarks by video.

The station is the new permanent base for Engine Co. 19, which had been temporarily based out of the Beeson Crossroads Volunteer Fire Department during construction.

About $2 million of the station’s $2.6 million cost was covered by a grant from the Department of Homeland Security through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act for transit security, port security, and fire stations.

Source: The Winston-Salem Journal

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