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Brighton Area Fire Authority debuts rebuilt station

The Brighton Area Fire Authority recently debuted a newly constructed station that officials say will better serve both its staff and residents.

The Brighton Area Fire Authority’s newly opened  Station 33 replaces an older station built in the 1970s that was originally from the Brighton Township Fire Department before the township merged with Brighton City in 1999.

Officials say the new station will allow firefighters to pull the apparatus through the bays instead of having to back them up behind one another.

The new station also has a multi-purpose training room for classroom and practical training. while allowing for 6 firefighters to be able to staff the station overnight with their own bunk room that includes an alerting system to wake up them when a call comes in.

This new station has both men’s and women’s locker rooms as well as a well appointed day room and a full kitchen for firefighters to prepare meals.

Inside the station is a clean and dirty side for keeping tools and gear used by firefighters that would have carcinogens on it separated until it can be decontaminated.

Behind the station is a pole barn to allow storage for the speciality trailers so they don’t have to be exposed to the elements.

A unique feature of the station is on the left side of the building is the station’s number 33 that at night illuminates in neon red while vehicles that pass on Weber Street can see the apparatus in the bay through the see-through doors.

An official grand opening event is expected sometime in April.

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