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City of Galveston
News Release
Friday, December 29, 2017

The Galveston Fire Department to Break Ground on New Fire Station January 9th

Galveston, Texas – The City of Galveston will host a groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday, January 9th, to celebrate the upcoming construction of a new, state-of-the-art Fire Station #1. The Galveston Fire Department will begin the ceremony at 10 AM with a welcome from Galveston Fire Chief Mike Wisko followed by remarks from Councilwoman Amy Bly and Mayor James D. Yarbrough.

On September 28th, 2017, Galveston City Council approved the construction contract for Construction LTD. to build a new fire station replacing the existing facility originally built in 1964. The new station, which houses Engine 1, Tower 1, and Battalion 1, will provide a modern, fully equipped facility for firefighters including Fire Administration and Fire Prevention staff.

WHAT: Groundbreaking Ceremony – Fire Station #1

WHEN: Tuesday, January 9th at 10am

WHERE: 2600 Sealy Galveston, TX 77550

The new facility will be constructed across the street from Fire Station #1’s current location on the corner of Sealy and 26th. The project is anticipated to cost $9,621 million and will be funded using Community Development Block Grant Round 2.2 funding.

"We are excited and honored to begin this project that will result in a beautiful downtown facility that will serve Galveston for many years to come." said Galveston Fire Chief Mike Wisko. "A great deal of time has been put into designing a practical station that will allow us to expand our services in the future and I am proud to be part of it."

The public is invited to attend and learn more about this important project. Mayor James D. Yarbrough, Councilwoman Amy Bly, Construction LTD, Brown Reynolds Watford Architects, and others will share insight into the upcoming project as Chief Mike Wisko serves as Master of Ceremonies. The morning will conclude with a blessing of the site by Galveston Fire Department Chaplain Kelley Vaughan.

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