Magnolia celebrated the re-opening of Fire Station 41 this weekend, giving lots of little firefighters a chance to check out the equipment.
Station 41, located on 34th Ave West, houses four firefighters who respond to over 900 emergency calls each year. The station got a big facelift that increased the building size from 3,967 square feet to 6,067 square feet.
It now has more room for equipment and space to operate, improving station operations. The building was strengthened to meet the seismic code and all new mechanical and electrical systems were installed. The remodel was paid for by the 2003 $167 million Fire Levy.
Station 41 was built in 1936 and is designated as a landmark by the Landmarks Preservation Board. The remodel maintained the look of the building while adding upgrades that include a large apparatus door. The old bi-fold doors were re-used in the building.
Mayor McGinn was on hand for the ceremony that included fire department bagpipers.