The Aurora Fire Department will host a two-day Grand Opening Celebration this weekend for its newest fire station.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 23, for Fire Station 7, located at 824 Kenilworth Place. Tours will be given until 1 p.m., and refreshments will be served while supplies last.
A public open house will be held on site from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24.
Replacing the former station that was built in 1957, the new Fire Station 7 is a state-of-the-art 10,325-square-foot facility. The Aurora Fire Department has put into service its seventh Advance Life Support paramedic unit at the new location — a first for the area.
The three-bay station has such auxiliary spaces as a watch room, conference room, storage rooms, workshop and fitness area. The living areas include officers’ quarters, bunk rooms, kitchen area, dining area and day room area.
Both events are free and open the public.
SOURCE: city of Aurora news release
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