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High Prairie gets new fire station



GRAND OPENING: Left to right, Commissioner James Amery, HPCC President Sharon Aleckson, Rep Gina Mosbrucker, Chief Tim Darland, and Commissioner Philip Haner cut the ribbon to open High Prairie Fire Department Station 2.

Tim Darland, High Prairie Fire Chief on behalf of the Fire Commissioners and High Prairie Community Council (HPCC), welcomed guests to celebrate the grand opening of High Prairie Fire Department Station 2 on May 18.

Special guest Washington State Rep. Gina Mosbrucker was in attendance.

Darland emceed the event and provided a timeline of the 16-year journey that it took to build Station 2. This project started in 2003 when a local landowner (Ron Olin) donated the property. The location of this station will provide equality for homeowner insurance ratings throughout the fire district footprint.

Some site prep was completed in 2007 along with a site plan, but funding roadblocks were the norm...

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