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9:04 am
Tue October 22, 2013

Salisbury Fire Chief Wants Replacement for Station 2

Salisbury Fire Chief Rick Hoppes
Salisbury Fire Chief Rick Hoppes
Credit Salisbury City Government

Salisbury Fire Chief Rick Hoppes says it’s time to replace the aging Fire Station 2 on the corner of Brown and Naylor streets.

Among other problems the building has to be evacuated during major hurricanes because it is not sound enough to qualify as a public safety complex.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that the fire department wants the city to buy property elsewhere and building a new a new station.

Yesterday, the Hoppes made his case before the city council urging that the town consider purchasing land for the project.

The station was built in 1930 and upgraded in 1992.

But the fire chief says it lacks the amenities of a modern fire station including showers and a locker room.

He said it would be less expensive to building a new facility rather than upgrading the current structure.

The meeting was held behind closed doors so there were no other details.