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Valdosta Regional Airport cuts ribbon on new fire station

Jim Galloway Jim Galloway
VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -

Firefighters at Valdosta Regional Airport now have increased capabilities thanks to a brand new fire station.

Officials cut the ribbon on the $3.1 million dollar facility Friday morning. It replaces the previous fire station, which was built in the 1970's.

"We have dedicated rooms for decontamination, a dedicated training room, dedicated first aid room, and a room where the firefighters can wash their gear, as well as recharge their breathing air system should they need to do that," Jim Galloway, Valdosta Regional Airport's Manager, pointed out.

The station is expected to last for about 50 years.

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