Eagle River Fire Protection District (ERFPD) is pleased to announce they will be hosting a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Edwards Fire Station at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, September 25, 2017.
The facility, which will serve as a regional fire station, is expected to open in late 2018 and will replace the current inadequate and aged facility. A larger, more modern facility is required in order to effectively respond to the growing safety needs of the Edwards community and surrounding areas, including the I-70 and Highway 6 corridors.
The new station is designed as a 50+ year facility capable of servicing the needs of the area’s projected growth. Eventually, the building could accommodate the needs of a dual company station, which includes eight firefighters, capable of responding with two apparatus or to simultaneous calls. The new station will be capable of accommodating modern firefighting apparatus and specialized equipment needed for operational response such as hazardous materials spills and ice rescue.
The project also includes a much-needed training facility, which will allow firefighters to train locally and remain able to respond to calls while practicing the latest techniques on a multitude of specialized scenarios. The training facility will be constructed following the completion of the fire station, and is expected to be completed in 2019.
The public and media is invited to attend this exciting event and join Fire District’s leaders and distinguished guests for a brief ceremony, followed by coffee and breakfast items.
What: Edwards Fire Station Groundbreaking Ceremony
When: Monday, September 25, 2017
Where: 33860 US Hwy 6, Edwards, CO 81632 (behind the Edwards Post Office, next to Eagle County Paramedic Services)
Time: 8:30 a.m.