The Village of Carbon can feel well protected now. A year-long build of the new Carbon Fire Hall is finally complete.
"It was a long time coming for the fire hall for us; we were in a pretty run down old building up here for years, so the new hall is a big asset to us," remarked Carbon Fire Chief Jody Kranzler. "It's going to be nice for the years to come; it took a while to get, but it's here now."
"For a while, we had trucks in a couple of different buildings and we were sharing the Village Works Building and it was pretty cramped up there," he elaborated. "We've been upgrading our fleet with some new equipment and we needed more space to house our equipment."
The project was officially completed with the installation of a new sign this week, but Kranzler notes it's what's under the sign that is most important.
"We've got one big bay with most of our equipment and then we've got a wash bay that we park our bush buggy and our side by side and our trailer in. We've got our space that we needed and we can do some in house training, now, which is nice," he outlined. "We've got a pretty large coverage area in Kneehill County; I think it's the second largest coverage area in the county, so we need the space for our equipment."