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MCLB Albany satellite fire station construction starts

January 11, 2008

Dougherty County -- The Groundbreaking ceremony for the new fire station on the Marine Corps Logistics Base was a no go because of this morning's rain.

 But you know a little rain is not going to slow down Marines from getting the construction underway. Major General Robert Dickerson from Camp Lejeune came to Albany to inspect the start in building the more than two million dollar facility.

This will be the second fire station building on the base, located on the east side of the base near the military housing. The housing is too far from the original fire station for the response times now demanded by the Department of Defense.

The MCLB fire department and emergency responders already needed more room, so the satellite station will fill both needs.

MCLB Fire Chief Jack Colby said "with the addition of the people we have put on here, it allows me to free up some more space. Their quality of living also increases, and it allows us to give better service to people living aboard the base."

  The construction of the MCLB Albany satellite fire station is expected to be completed in May.

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