The long-awaited Southern Pines’ second fire station is nearing completion. The facility is located at N.C. Hwy 22 and Waynor Road, near Moore County Airport, 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.
After a thorough search that lasted several years, the town bought the property in 2015.
The $5.2 million facility will improve Southern Pines’ ability to respond to fire and medical emergencies in the area.
According to Southern Pines Fire Department’s website, the department responds to 1,700 emergency assistance requests each year. The staff consists of 27 full-time employees, 17 part-time staff, and 16 volunteer members.
In a past annual report, Fire Chief Michael Cameron said, “As the town continues to grow, the need for our services increases.”
All photo via Southern Pines Fire & Rescue’s Facebook page.
Because the second station will reduce response times, residents in the area are expected to receive lower insurance premiums.
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.