October 1, 2012
Kamloops, B.C. - Kamloops' newest fire station celebrated its official grand opening this morning with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Mayor Peter Milobar, MLA Kevin Krueger, Fire Chief Neill Moroz, City Councillors Donovan Cavers, Nelly Dever and Nancy Bepple, and City and Kamloops Fire Rescue staff gathered at Aberdeen Fire Station #7 this morning with a "hose-uncoupling" to mark the grand opening.
The Fire Rescue Station went into operation in March with four full-time firefighting staff responding to calls, however today marks the completion of the construction. The station now has the capability to be used as a backup dispatch centre to the main dispatch centre in station #1.
"With the opening of the Aberdeen Fire House we have greatly enhanced the fire safety in our community," said Fire Chief Neill Moroz.
Kamloops Fire Rescue will be hosting an Open House later in October during which the public will be welcome for tours of the new facility.
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Neill Moroz, Fire Chief
Kamloops Fire Rescue