Station 1 - Connell McCowan Building
|| Station 1
was our original Fire Station. Construction
began on it in 1962 and the first truck was
housed in it in early 1963. It originally was a
one story, three bay, dirt floor building. In
1980 construction began on the second floor. By
the mid 80's three more bays were added to the
first floor. On the second floor an apartment
was added along with administrative offices use
to conduct fire
1998 the building was dedicated to one of
the founding members. Along with the
dedication, the building received it's
official name, The Connell McCowan Building.
Currently Station 1 houses five apparatus, administrative offices, training/meeting
an apartment where an active firefighter
|| As the
population and commercial business' in our
territory grew the need for a sub-station in
Southern Laurel County also grew. We
searched for over a year for the perfect
piece of property. In December of 2003 we
purchased a building just north of KFC and
opened our Station 2. The building was
perfect in size and location.
It extended our
coverage area, for ISO purposes, to everyone in our Laurel
County area. It also helped in our
response times to areas around I-75.
Station 2 houses two apparatus. Our new Enigine 7 & Truck 8. Truck 8
is used for a combination of things.
It's a Command Vehicle, Hazardous
Materials Response Truck, HIT Team
(Highway Incident Traffic Team) Truck &
Incident Support Truck.
In 2012 we
remodeled part of Station 2 to add an
exercise facility. Firefighters and
their families have access to exercise
equipment 24/7. Our goal is to be able
to serve our community the best we can.
By being in shape, we will be better
able to achieve that goal. All of the
equipment was either received through
grants or donated.