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Groundbreaking held for new fire station

Posted: Friday, May 29, 2015

Ground was broken for a new fire station to be constructed adjacent to the Huntington Township trustee’s office at Lake Clare, May 26. The building, to be constructed by Barkley Builders, will house the new Huntington Township Volunteer Fire Department.

Tim Guy, Huntington Township Trustee, told the crowd gathered at the groundbreaking, “We’re excited it’s actually coming to fruition.”

Guy also explained that 17 firefighters are in training and he believes more will sign on. The department is also beginning to gather equipment.

A pumper tanker is currently owned by the township and plans are in the works to purchase an additional, smaller, pumper. The township also plans to begin looking for land on the west side of Huntington Township to serve as a site for a second township fire station.

Shown in the photo above, breaking ground for the new Huntington Township Fire Station, from left are Joe Humbert, architect, Project Design & Management, Inc.; Tim Guy, Huntington Township Trustee; Fire Chief Paul Von Bank; John Baker, Terry Miller, Andy Zay, all Huntington Township board members; Robbie Barscz, deputy trustee and Josh Barkley, Barkley Builders, Ossian.