The second fire station for Southern Pines is making progress. Southern Pines Fire and Rescue shared an update on social media Tuesday. Southern Pines Fire Station No. 2 broke ground in July when Southern Pines Fire and Rescue and state, county, and town dignitaries shoveled dirt at the ground breaking ceremony.
Fire Station No. 2 is located at the intersection of N.C. Hwy 22 and Waynor Rd, near the Moore County Airport.
All photographs courtesy of Southern Pines Fire & Rescue
The second station 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.
According to information shared on Southern Pines Fire and Rescue’s social media page, “The new facility will improve the department’s ability to respond to fire and medical emergencies in the area.”
The fire station is being designed by ADW Architects in Charlotte and CLH Design in Cary. The station is being built by Resolute Building Company in Chapel Hill.
The Southern Pines Fire 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.”
The second station will reduce response times and help lower insurance premiums to many of the residents in this area. The station is expected to be operational in May of next year.