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Councilor William Parker joins citizens for the official Grand Opening of Fire Station No. 8 on July 27, at 2 p.m. with a ribbon cutting ceremony

PRESS RELEASE                                                                         Thursday, July 26, 2018

Contact: Chiara Perry

Phone: 205-254-2036

Cell: 205-383-8432

chiara.perry@birminghamal.gov

 

The newly constructed Fire Station No. 8 will be officially opened on July 27, at 2 p.m. with a ribbon cutting ceremony.

The fire station, located in Kingston, has been in need of an overhaul for some time. The $2.9 million bid from Stone Building Company for the new facility was approved on June 20, 2017 by the Birmingham City Council. The body had previously approved up to $3 million in funding for a new station in 2016.

Following concerns of a roof failure and other health risks, the Kingston Station was closed in 2016 and resources were dispatched to other fire stations in the city.

“This is something that the community has been pressing the city on for several years,” Councilor William Parker said. “In order for us to be a city that is completely dedicated to improving the lives of all our residents, we need to make sure they have access to public services. With the opening of this new fire station in Kingston, that is definitely a huge step in the right direction.”

Councilor Parker added it’s also very important that the men and women in the Birmingham Fire Department are given the opportunity to work in facilities that are up to date and not structurally compromised.

Who: Councilor William Parker, District 4 joins citizens for the Grand Opening of Forestation #8

When: July 27, 2 p.m.

Where: 4100 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd. North

This press release is a collaborative contribution with Cody Owens in the Office of Public Information for the Birmingham City Council and Chiara Perry, Interim Director of Public Information. For media inquiries please contact Chiara Perry at 205.383.8432.