Granville, Iowa — After many years of dreaming, planning, design, and construction, the City of Granville now has a new fire station.
We talked to Granville Fire Chief Greg Penning. He says the idea for a new fire station has a long history.
He says they actually had some property purchased, but the project fizzled and nothing happened for a number of years.
He says that they didn’t end up using the land that they had originally purchased for the new station. He tells us what they decided and about how much the project cost.
Penning says the building is 150′ by 60′, which includes a 50′ x 60′ community room, bathrooms, kitchenette, office, gear storage, and truck bays.
He says unlike the old station, they have a safe place to get geared up to go out on a call.
He says they have room for expansion and training, and it’s more safe.
He says there are enough “thank-yous” to go around.
Penning says he also wants to give the residents of Granville and the surrounding area a big thank you as well.