Lowndes County - After two years of planning, the Lowndes County Fire and Rescue headquarters in finally complete.
The building, located on Highway 84, was built by funds provided by the SPLOST tax. It features a new gym, large bunk rooms, and a state of the art kitchen so the 205 volunteer fire fighters that pass through will feel at home.
But the county fire chief says its location is the best feature. He believes the new location will allow them to have a quicker emergency response time. "We're using highway 84 east and west as our east west corridor and a mile and a half down the road we pick up perimeter which gives us our north/south expedient route," says Chief Jim Fielding.
Two acres outside the new station have also been given to fire and rescue.
They plan to turn this wooded area into a training facility complete with a burn building, tower, and ropes course.