Independence, KS finally gets new fire station after 106 years

INDEPENDENCE, KS — The City of Independence in Kansas opened a brand new fire station for their EMS and firefighters on Feb. 10.

The first responders have not had a new station in 106 years.

For the last six years, EMA and the Independence Fire Department inhabited the second floor of an old hospital.

The new facility will cut down response time as crews will not have to travel down an entire flight of stairs to the fire trucks and ambulances.

Now, 22 EMS and firefighters will have brand new furnishings and appliances.

The cost of the project was about $1.3 million.

EMS and FIRE respond to about 3,000 calls a year in Independence, KS.

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