A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Thursday for the Cleveland Police Department’s state-of-the-art fire station, located in south Cleveland.Fire Station No. 6 is located on 2190 Westland Drive …
A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Thursday for the Cleveland Police Department’s state-of-the-art fire station, located in south Cleveland.
Fire Station No. 6 is located on 2190 Westland Drive S.W.
Featuring a spacious kitchen, living area and exercise room, the almost 8,600-square-foot facility — on which construction started June last year — has eight large bedrooms, each with two beds.
The facility is expected to become fully operational in October, according to Cleveland Fire Department Chief Ron Harrison.
The new station’s two-truck fire bay also has a vehicle exhaust system that protects firefighters from exposure to truck exhaust.
Harrison said the system is part of the department’s safety initiative.
“It captures 100 percent of the exhaust fumes,” Harrison said.
The system, which is hooked to the fire truck exhaust, automatically detaches when the vehicle leaves the truck bay.
City Manager Joe Fivas said the new station was a long time in the making.
“Hours were spent looking at designs,” Fivas said.
In addition, Fivas said fire station personnel also had input into the design of the new station.
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