Pelham celebrates brand new fire station
On Saturday morning, people gathered in front of the new Pelham Fire Station to get an up-close look at the $3.9 million facility.
Construction on the new station began last June, and the station has been fully operational since early May.
The Pelham Board of Selectmen formed a committee to evaluate the town’s growing safety needs in 2003. Those needs have changed with the times and with the town.
Right now, the department has 19 full-time firefighters and more than 20 on-call firefighters.
Midgley said he was thrilled when he learned the project came in under budget.
“In today’s economy, we wanted to make sure we were spending our tax dollars appropriately,” Midgley said. “It was quite a challenge.”
Hassan said the project’s success is proof that “anything is possible if we work hard to achieve it.”
She thanked the citizens of Pelham for their dedication to their town’s future and in particular, the firefighters and paramedics who work to help citizens in need both day and night.
Board of Selectman Chairman Edmund Gleason said the words of another Gleason came to mind on this happy occasion.
“This has truly been a team effort,” Gleason added.
Selectman Harold Lynde, who has lived in Pelham for 40 years, said the end result was well worth the wait.
Leading the crowd in a blessing of the new station and all who work there, Fire Chaplain Bill Ferguson bowed his head in reverence.
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