PALMYRA, Pa. (WHTM) – Palmyra residents are getting a new fire station, a project that’s been in the works for 20 years.
The new station is just a half-mile away from the old one built in 1923, but firefighters say it will make a huge difference in their response times. It will also be safer for the volunteers.
“The current ramp is 12 feet long. Our longest fire truck is 49 feet long,” volunteer firefighter Dustin Kennelly said. “This new ramp is five times larger. It will make it safer for the fire trucks, residents and pedestrians.”
The new building cost about $4.5 million. A borough official said the volunteers deserve it because they risk their lives and save taxpayers more than $1 million a year.
The new station is expected to open in mid-May.
It had been scheduled to open April 10.