The City of Greer official broke ground on a new fire station at the corner of Chick Springs Road and Suber Road this week.
“Today is the first step in continuous improvement in fire protection and first response medical services we provide to the citizens in and around the city of Greer,” Fire Chief Dorian Flowers said.
“This is part of an overall strategy that we’ve got to continue to serve the citizens of the city," Mayor Rick Danner said. "Obviously as we grow we need to offer appropriate response to all different types of emergencies and services.”
Mayor Danner says the new station is in part due to the growth of the city.
“All of that is important in terms of quality of life and so for us this is truly an ongoing process that we’ll be engaged in for years to come,” Danner said.
He says this project is one of three planned to accommodate that future growth.
“We build one now, and in a couple of years we’re going to build another one, and in a couple of years we’re going to build another one. So it’s just an ongoing process for us as fast as we’re growing,” Danner said.
And, Chief Dorian Flowers says the location will create a safer city for residents, along with making room for an updated training facility at the current Hood Road Fire Station.
“This fire station being located here is going to help improve some of our response times and also better prepare us for the future as growth continues,” Flowers said.
The new station is expected to be completed by Summer 2024.