DELHI TOWNSHIP, Ohio -- Firefighters at Delhi Township's busiest station moved into a new professional home Tuesday night after years of anticipation.
"We've been waiting for this for a long time," Fire Chief Doug Campbell said. "We run a fabulous fire department, and all told, this is something that's well deserved."
Bagpipes led the way to Fire Station 36, the new structure that will replace 60-year-old Greenwell station. The latter served the fire department well, but it grew too crowded as the department expanded.
Fire Station 36 is the first brand new structure the Delhi Township Fire Department has built since 2003, Campbell said.
"We've needed this," he said. "It's good to have the great support from the community."
After a proclamation by Hamilton County Commissioner Todd Portune and a ceremonial hose uncoupling, the new station was declared ready for service.
"(This building) stands as a true testament to the work that's going on at this firehouse," Portune said.