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SOUTH SIOUX BREAKS GROUND ON NEW FIRE STATION

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South Sioux City has broken ground for a new $2.6 million dollar, 12,225 square foot fire station.

The fire station will have four drive through bays, wash bays, office space and sleeping quarters.

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Fire Chief Toby English says the drive through bays will allow the department to purchase trucks that would not have fit in the current fire station:


OC…….by that size. :18

The chief says there will be several new other amenities their current station lacks:


OC………..spaces for that. :13

The department has four full time paid staff and 15 volunteers.
City Administrator Lance Hedquist hopes the new facility will help recruit more volunteer firefighters:


OC……….volunteer association. ;19

South Sioux City’s Community Foundation received a loan for $2.6 million from USDA Rural Development to cover the initial construction costs and it will be repaid with existing sales tax dollars.

The city hopes to start construction in a few weeks with a completion date of October 2017.