MILFORD, Ohio -- It's been more than 20 years since Miami Township has gotten a new township facility, so Friday's a big day as the $2.9 million Fire Station 29 opened with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 9 a.m.
The station at 5644 Sugar Camp Road will provide the eastern portion of the township with improved fire and EMS response capabilities. A temporary facility was first staffed in November 2014 while the new station was under construction.
Chief Steve Kelly said response times in the eastern portion of the township have improved two minutes or more on average. He added that this new facility has also helped improve response times for other areas of the township by keeping the other stations' firefighters and paramedics in their districts.
The new station was built through the use of municipal bonds at a cost of $2.9 million and took just over one year to construct. Additional staffing for the facility was provided by the local community through a Safety Services Levy that passed in fall 2015. Kelly said this facility is state-of-the-art for Miami Township Fire and EMS and will serve the community for decades to come.