08/06/12 176 W, 1 I - + 9 - 6 Wilmington Fire Station 2 Update

FireNews has posted an update and photos of Wilmington's new Fire Station 2, which reopened on July 31. The facility is located at 3403 Park Avenue at Empie Park. It replaced an older station at the same location that was demolished in August 2011 due to mold problems. The 9,000 square-foot building is 880 square-feet larger, and has three bays instead of two. An open house and ribbon-cutting is planned for Saturday August 18, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

A memorial garden is also planned for the location, including an artifact from the World Trade Center. It will be funded through private donations and sponsorships. Construction of the garden and monument is expected to begin next year. Learn more about the memorial.

The Wilmington Fire Department has lost six members in the line of duty: Asst. Chief Willie Monroe (1932, vehicle accident), Fire Chief Charles Schnibben (1933, vehicle accident), Lt. Raymond Core (1935, collapsed at fire), Lt. Emmett Williamson (1941, heart attack), Firefighter? Oscar Willis (1956, wall collapse), and Asst. Chief Harold Sandlin (1987, natural gas explosion). Source: Legeros fallen firefighters database

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