Community Invited to Grand Opening of Fire Station #2
DAVIDSON, N.C. – Community members are invited to the grand opening ceremony for Davidson Fire Station 2, located at 19436 Davidson-Concord Road on June 9 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. This station will serve the eastern portions of the Davidson/North Star Fire District, improving response times to this area. Fire Station 2 will house an engine company staffed with four firefighters who are also certified Emergency Medical Technicians.
A short ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held at 10:00 a.m. Following the ceremony will be station tours, demonstrations of fire apparatus, food, and frozen custard until 1:00 p.m. At 11:00 a.m., fire fighters will host a story time for children.
There are two parking options:
- Park at Historic Beaver Dam (19600 Davidson-Concord Road) and walk through the grass to the new fire station to avoid traffic.
- Park at the River Run athletic field (19000 Davidson-Concord Road), cross Davidson-Concord Road at the intersection of Robert Walker Drive, walk down the new side path along Davidson-Concord Road, and wait for the Davidson Police Officer to stop traffic in front of the new station for a safe crossing.
“There has been a need for a second fire station in Davidson for many years,” said Davidson Mayor Rusty Knox. “The Town of Davidson made an important investment in our future.”
Construction on this station began in November 2016. Until now, the town contracted with the Odell Volunteer Fire Department in Cabarrus County to provide first responder service to the eastern part of our jurisdiction. The projected final cost for this new fire station is $2.2M. The Davidson Board of Commissioners approved the financing arrangement at their October 11, 2016 meeting to finance the bulk of the cost over 15 years.
“This new fire station will help us serve our growing community – the fire fighters in this station will be the first responders for medical and fire emergencies in the eastern part of our jurisdiction,” said Davidson Fire Chief Bo Fitzgerald.
“The Town of Davidson is still growing, still evolving – we’re building out town facilities to serve our citizens and this station is an important step in providing medical and fire services in this area,” said Town Manager Jamie Justice. “This is a significant occasion for the Town of Davidson. We have not built a municipal building in Davidson since the construction of town hall over 27 years ago.”
Details on the new fire station, including a site plan, floor plan, and renderings can be found here: http://www.townofdavidson.org/1062/Davidson-Fire-Station-2.
For more information about this process, please call the Davidson Fire Department at 704-940-9623.