Hope volunteer firefighters are finally operating out of their new fire station.
Chief Randy Wood explains the move from the aging fire station just off the Town Square to the new facility on the east side of the town on Aiken Street.:
Wood said that the new building offers more space and more bathrooms. He said firefighters are much more likely to stick around after a fire run with the new facilities.
Wood said that there are still a few odds and ends to take care of including some trim and carpeting that needs to be nailed down.
The department has been constructing the new facility for more than four years with the project being hampered by cost overruns, a now-settled lawsuit from the former contractors and a dispute with the Town Council that disrupted the department’s funding last year.