Hecker Fire Department held ribbon cutting for their addition

HELD RIBBON CUTTING–A ribbon cutting and open house was held on Aug. 29 for the Hecker Fire Department’s addition. Pictured are some of those that were involved in the ribbon cutting event in front of the new engine bays.

It was an exciting day for the Hecker Fire Department last Saturday as they held a ribbon cutting and open house to showcase the fire department’s expansion.

In late 2013, the Hecker Fire Protection District purchased the former “Hecker Bank” building and turned it into an administrative building. By mid-2018, the Hecker Fire Protection District’s board of trustees decided to expand the fire station. This involved demolition of the former bank building, which was completed by November 2018.

Construction began in mid-2019, and added to the west side of the existing fire station was an addition of almost 6,000 square feet. It features four engine bays with Main Street access, a radio room and ADA compliant restrooms. In addition, the existing station’s engine bay was transformed into a training room and the radio/meeting room became a kitchen.

And all of the work was done while still keeping the fire department operational.

For more on the Hecker Fire Department’s new addition, please see this week’s print edition.