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East Albany will receive a new fire station

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

East Albany is getting a new fire station.
"This building has served it's purpose for a good while. And like all things after a while it starts running down, it's time to move on to bigger and better things," Jason Hancock said.

Station Seven has been standing here on North Mock Road for about 40 years, but according to Fire Che if Ron Rowe it's time to move.

"Right now we're under the orders that if the wind gust get over 40 miles an hour we should evacuate the building. With that report we immediately started looking at other areas," Ron Rowe said. 

The ground below the building is sinking and causing trouble for firefighters.

"It's crack all down all the wall and that floor is all unlevel now so when you take a shower all the water puddles back up to the back it don't go to the drain anymore," Hancock said.

Today the City Commission approved building a new station a block away.  Commissioner Jon Howard says this is a good move for everyone in the community. 

"We are so elated because it's going to be directly in the neighborhood. And the purpose of that is that it will be for the ingress and the egress of traffic going to fire to fire," Jon Howard said. 
This move is also important because the firefighters at station seven stay busy.

"We run about 4,000 calls a year in the city and the county and that is one of our busiest stations," Ron Rowe
The firefighters are just happy to hear improvements are coming.

"It's time and it will be a change but a change for the better," Hancock said. 
 

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