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Greenville breaks ground on seventh fire station

City of Greenville

The City of Greenville will soon begin construction on a seventh fire station.  The $7.4 million one-story facility totals 13,583 square feet and includes three drive through lanes in its apparatus bays, seven private bedrooms, and a 25-person training room.  According to a news release, the new fire station will take between 18 and 24 months to complete. City officials will hold a groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday and dedicate the nearby open space known as Lake Firetower in honor of the families who helped complete a land exchange for the fire station’s new location. The spot is larger than the previous location on Bayswater Road, and provides more space for additional City facilities.

Jared Brumbaugh is the Assistant General Manager for Public Radio East. An Eastern North Carolina native, Jared began his professional public radio career at Public Radio East while he was a student at Craven Community College earning his degree in Electronics Engineering Technology. During his 15+ years at Public Radio East, he has served as an award-winning journalist, producer, and on-air host. When not at the station, Jared enjoys hiking, traveling, and honing his culinary skills.