06/06/12 169 W - + 8 - 4 New Fire Station For Calabash, No Fire Station For Scotts Hill

FireNews has a pair of station stories from down south. Calabash Fire Department in Brunswick County has approved up to $2 million in bonds for a new fire station. They're replacing their 40 year-old, 8,000 square -foot structure with one almost twice the size. Same location, so they'll utilize a temporary location during the building's building. Believe they're also razing a building beside the station, that served as the original firehouse. Read that story.

In Pender County, commissioners voted to cancel a planned fire station in Scott's Hill. The Hampstead Fire Department had been pursing the project for two years. Scott's Hill residents petitioned the commissioners with signatures from 176 residents-- about 25 percent of the community. The project has cost over $200,000 to date. Read that story.

And recall that the area was originally served by Scott's Hill Fire Department, which operated in the late 1970s through the early 1990s. Read earlier blog posts about SCFD and a cookbook its members once produced.

The Scott’s Hill area is currently covered by New Hanover County (through auto aid) and Hampstead FD.
Andrew - 06/06/12 - 18:12

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