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A new fire station and training facility planned for District eight’s five points west neighborhood

town hall fireA new fire station in District eight was the hot topic at Councilor Steven Hoyt’s town hall meeting at the Crossplex. Birmingham Fire Chief Charles Gordon spelled out the proposed plan for improved protection in the five points west neighborhood. They will combine fire stations #20 and the historic fire station # 24 that currently serve that area. In addition to the new station, officials are planning to include a new state-of-the-art training facility. In all, 24 stations would be re-purposed with the newest to be located behind the new west precinct on Avenue V and 47th St.. For more information go to