Southern Pines is moving forward on building their second fire station to improve their ability to respond to fire and medical emergencies in the area.
The department responded to 1,884 calls last year which is an average of five calls a day, according to the department’s last annual report.
In the report, Fire Chief Michael Cameron said, “As the town continues to grow, the need for our services increases.”
Photos courtesy of Southern Pines Fire & Rescue.
The facility is being built at N.C. Hwy 22 and Waynor Road and will serve Caropines, Forest Creek, Sandhills Community College, The O’Neal School, Tyler’s Ridge, Blue Farm, Pine Grove, and the newly approved Ravenswood Development.
Because the second station will reduce response times, many residents in the area will receive lower insurance premiums.
Construction started in July and is expected to be operational spring of next year.