May 26, 2023

Open house for new fire station is June 15

Posted May 26, 2023 10:00 AM
New Fire Station 1-Photo by Judd Weil
New Fire Station 1-Photo by Judd Weil

Hutchinson Fire Department

HUTCHINSON, Kan. — The Hutchinson Fire Department is proud to announce the completion of Fire Station 1, 2222 North Main Street.

Local contractor, Wiens and Company, has completed majority of the construction of the new 5.3-million-dollar fire station. They will complete a few items in the upcoming week, with the department taking possession on June 5th.

The public will see fire department vehicles in and out after that, moving items and getting the station prepared to open. The fire department will officially begin operating out of the new fire station at 8:00 a.m. on June 15, 2023.

The press and public are invited to join the Hutchinson Fire Department on Thursday, June 15, 2023, at 3:00 p.m. for the Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. Hutch Fire will have an open house following the ribbon cutting ceremony until 8:00 p.m.

For those of you who are not able to attend that day, there will be an additional open house on Saturday, June 17, 2023, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The opening of Fire Station 1’s new facility is a continuation of an important partnership with the Kansas State Fair.

The new facility replaces a 1950’s building that was converted to a fire station. The new facility is focused on decreasing the risk of cancer for fire fighters by incorporating separate gear storage and decontamination areas to clean contaminated gear and equipment, keeping it away from the living area of the fire fighters while they are on duty.

Please join the Hutchinson Fire Department for the opening of this important piece of infrastructure, that will serve the  community for years to come. Tour the new facility, talk with firefighters, and enjoy some light refreshments with the entire family.

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