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WFD breaks ground for new station 5

Post Date:06/06/2017 10:11 AM
Fire Station renderingThe Wilmington Fire Department held a groundbreaking ceremony on June 7 for the new $3.4 million Station 5 on Shipyard Boulevard, located at 680 Shipyard Boulevard (beside the Family Dollar store). Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo and WFD Fire Chief Buddy Martinette were on hand for the ceremony.

This 11,500-square-foot station will replace the current Station 5 located at 1502 Wellington Avenue and Station 6 located at 3939 Carolina Beach Road. The property is strategically located to allow this new station, along with remaining existing stations, to provide the citizens of Wilmington with the same level of service currently provided while also updating aging facilities in stations that can accommodate today’s larger fire trucks.

Construction is expected to be completed by July, 2018.