NEW PALESTINE, Ind. -- The Sugar Creek Township Fire Department's new station will lead to quicker response times, and provide more comfortable living quarters for firefighters, said Chief John Begovich.
Begovich says the new department will replace the one on the northeast side of the township on U.S. 40. The former station was built in the 1970's, solely as a volunteer station, and didn't take into account future growth of the department or the area, he said.
The former station also featured 10-foot tall bay doors, which are too short for modern day fire apparatuses.
The new station sits about a mile and a half west of the former station at 473 S 500 W in New Palestine. This location will allow for faster response times, according to Begovich.
It was paid for in cash by the department, and features geo-thermal energy, LED lighting, and individual living quarters for each firefighter.
If you would like to check out the new station, the Sugar Creek Township fire department will be hosting an open house for the public on Sunday, June 3 from 1-4 p.m.