LOGAN – Officials of the Logan City Fire Department are inviting residents to join them in officially opening a new fire station on April 26.

The new LCFD Station 70 will open with a “hose-cutting” ceremony at 10 a.m. that day.

A “hose-cutting” is traditional in the case of fire departments, according to LCFD chief Nate Thompson, in lieu of the usual ribbon cutting to launch a new fire station.

The new Station 70 – located on the corner of 200 North and 100 East, diagonally across the street from the structure it will replace – will serve the headquarters of the LCFD as well as an active fire station.

The original Station 70, built in 1974, had been in use for 50 years. Major concerns with that structure included its seismic instability, lack of administrative space and quarters for female firefighters.

The new station house addresses all those concerns, according to LCFD administrative assistant Jalayne Hatch, plus amenities like a small museum to display historic artifacts.

The $14 million construction project for the new Station 70 was made possible by financial support from the federal American Rescue Plan Act.

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