UPDATE: Beckley Fire Department prepares to move into new building

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Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at 5 p.m. UPDATE: BECKLEY (WVNS)– The Beckley Fire Department is in the processing of moving into its new building.

Captain Ernest Parsons said they are taking their time, and trying to figure out what they need to bring from the old station to the new one. He said they are considering auctioning off equipment they no longer need.

Captain Parsons said he believes they will be fully moved into the new building within the next two to three weeks, but he does not have a specific date right now.

BECKLEY, WV (WVNS) – The Beckley Fire Department is wrapping up construction on a brand new fire station.

The new building houses the fire department, the code enforcement office, and a training tower. The main building is equipped with both meeting and training doors, four bay doors, and an emergency path to enter the bypass.

Mayor Rob Rappold estimates the project will cost anywhere from $6 -7 million. He said a portion of the fire levy helps pay for the building and a new tuck.

“It’s just magnificent. It’s really something to be proud of, that’s one modern looking structure, so we are pretty happy with it,” said Mayor Rappold.

Rappold said they are hoping for a grand opening sometime in July, alongside the dedication of the new fire truck.

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