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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 19, 2005

Dedication May 20 for new Fire Station No. 36

Instead of a ribbon-cutting, a very special “hose-uncoupling” will take place to dedicate the new Fire Station No. 36 at 99th Street and Holmes Road on May 20, at 1:30 p.m.

“This all new fire station facility will provide an improved environment for our fire personnel as they work to protect citizens of south Kansas City,” said Chief Richard “Smokey” Dyer. “This larger and updated facility with its new and improved systems will greatly enhance emergency service to the southern area of the city.”

The station replaces an older station at the corner of 95th Street and Holmes Road and was designed by Helix Architecture + Design and constructed by Orr Construction Management. This is a battalion chief headquarters that is a three-bay, two-story station. Fire staff bunks, two captains’ bunks, and restrooms are housed on the second floor along with a training/conference room and exercise space. The first floor includes a kitchen, day room, a chief and captain bunk space, lobby, public restrooms, watch desk area, laundry and locker rooms, air storage, clean wash, and EMS storage.

“The completion of Fire Station No. 36 is yet another visible indication to the public that their requests for expanded fire protection are being heard and answered,” said Councilman Chuck Eddy, 6th District. Eddy also is chairman of the Finance Committee.

The City’s Capital Improvements Management Office is managing the completion of this project. For more information about this project, and other priority projects for the Fire Department and the Capital Improvements Management Office visit the CIMO Web site (www.kcmo.org/cimo).

    
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