City leaders break ground for new Herrin fire station

Groundbreaking for new Herrin Fire Station.
Published: Nov. 16, 2023 at 10:02 AM CST|Updated: Dec. 4, 2023 at 6:28 PM CST
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HERRIN, Ill. (KFVS) - The city of Herrin hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for its new fire station.

The public was invited to join them Monday afternoon, December 4 at 1609 South 13th Street.

According to the city, the new 13,360-square-foot single story station will include three apparatus bays, an administration area, training room, kitchen, dining room, day room, fitness area and sleeping quarters.

The estimated cost of the project is $7 million.

A General Obligation Bond is paying for the facility.

In a released statement, Herrin Fire Chief Shawn Priddy said the new facility will replace the existing fire station, be staffed with existing personnel and equipment and provide a modern, efficient fire station.

The new station is expected to take 400 days to complete.