A second fire station in Southern Pines is scheduled to begin construction in a few weeks. Fire Station No. 2 will be located at the intersection of N.C. Hwy 22 and Waynor Rd, near the Moore County Airport, according to Southern Pines Fire and 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.
The fire station is being designed by ADW Architects in Charlotte and CLH Design in Cary. The station will be built by Resolute Building Company in Chapel Hill.
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 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.
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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.