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Hampton Beach Fire makes new home official
Firefighters moved into the 11,122-square-foot station at the end of October, but wanted to wait until Thursday to hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony because it marked one year since construction began on the project managed by Bedford-based Eckman Construction.
“We’re not using ribbon. It was more appropriate, as a fire station, we’re using light fire hose. Instead of scissors we have the Jaws of Life,” Fire Chief Chris Silver announced, sparking laughter from the small crowd that gathered inside the station.
The new station was approved by voters in 2012 as part of a plan that also included a $2.6 million renovation and expansion of the fire station on Winnacunnet Road. That project, which is also finished, added another 9,000 square feet to the building, bringing the total to around 20,000 square feet, Silver said.
The project was many years in the making, and Silver said he was glad to see it finally come to fruition.
Other officials on hand for the ceremony were also pleased to see the station opening its doors.
Hampton resident Meg Snell brought her three daughters, Luna, 5, Mazie, 7, and Ruby, 9, to see the new station. The girls were excited to check out the fire trucks and other gear inside the station, which was designed by Cowan Goudreau Architects of Concord.
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