Reading firefighters, State and local elected officials gathered at 9th an Marion Streets Friday morning to celebrate the groundbreaking Reading’s new 9th & Marion Fire Station.
“After nearly a decade of planning, designing, negotiating, contracting and funding the 9th and Marion community will finally have its new fire station,” said Mayor Morán.
“A new fire station represents fresh beginnings and represents the opportunity for our firefighters to better serve our residents. With this announcement, we solidify our commitment to a safer community in the City of Reading.”
The 15,905 square foot building will feature an open layout with 2nd floor mezzanine level, flashing warning signals along 9th street, in-house fire training area, two tier decontamination area, kitchen, bunks, and a fitness area.
“This is truly a great day for the City of Reading and the Department of Fire and Rescue Services,” said Fire Chief William Stoudt Jr. “I cannot thank enough Mayor Morán and his administration along with City Council, especially Councilman Stratton Marmarou, for their support of this project.
Stoudt added, “This station will also allow the firefighters to work in a modern station that provides for their physical and mental well-being when not responding to calls.”