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Posted on: January 9, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Fire Station #17 Groundbreaking

The City of Shreveport will have a groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday to begin more than $2 million in construction for a new fire station on Baird Road.

The ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. January 11 at the new site located at 2917 Baird Road.

“We are excited about the construction that will take place in District E,” said Mayor Ollie Tyler.

“It is our goal to move quickly on projects to get them in place so we can serve the citizens of Shreveport.”

The money that will fund this project comes from the 2011 Bond package.

Fire Chief Scott Wolverton said the new facility will be a modern fire station with up-to-date amenities.

“We look forward to Station 17 coming on line so we can serve the residents and businesses in that area and ensure the safety of citizens with quicker response times,” said Wolverton.

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