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Construction begins for new Nacogdoches Co. VFD fire station

George Millard, III, Fire Chief South Nacogdoches Co. VFD George Millard, III, Fire Chief South Nacogdoches Co. VFD
Greg Sowell, President, Nacogdoches Co. Emergency Services, Dist. 4 Greg Sowell, President, Nacogdoches Co. Emergency Services, Dist. 4
Ground breaking ceremony held for new VFD fire station Ground breaking ceremony held for new VFD fire station
NACOGDOCHES COUNTY, TX (KTRE) -

The official ground breaking ceremony was held Thursday evening for the South Nacogdoches County Volunteer Fire Department fire station.

"This is a wonderful day for the folks of South Nacogdoches County," said Greg Sowell, President of the Nacogdoches Co. Emergency Services, District 4.

Sowell said the new facility will be strategically located on US Highway 59 South.

The 3,500 square foot state-of-the-art building will hold up to five fire trucks depending on their length.

Sowell said, "This has been years in coming, there's been a lot of fundraisers, Chief Millard and the people of South Nacogdoches Volunteer Fire Department have worked real hard for this, the people of ESD {Emergency Services District} have worked real hard for it, and I think it's going to good for the people they serve as well as for the taxpayers of ESD #4."

Sowell explains, the new location will help volunteer firefighters better serve the people in the southern part of the county.

"This will put the apparatus and the fire station much closer to where the city serves and halfway between the Angelina River, where the jurisdiction ends."

George Millard, III, Fire Chief for the South Nacogdoches Co. VFD, said their hard work of raising money has finally paid off.

"We've been trying to build the station since 1992, when we formed, and it's finally getting to happen," said Millard.

The building will provide easier access for the volunteer fire department, when an emergency or incident happens, the equipment and personnel will be more centrally located, and can be dispatched properly.

The volunteer fire department selected Cox Contractors of Nacogdoches to build the new facility. Personnel with the company said if weather cooperates they plan to have the project finished within three to four months.

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