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South Sioux City Fire Rescue celebrates opening of new fire hall

South Sioux City Fire Rescue celebrates opening of new fire hall

The grand opening of the $2.6 million dollar fire station in South Sioux City was held earlier today.

South Sioux City welcomed its first fire chief, Clint Merithew who has over two decades of fire fighting experience. He is very thankful for this opportunity and says it will be a huge benefit to the community.

"This is such an honor. Not only to be South Sioux City's first fire chief but also to be the chief of the department and to be in charge of all the crews and to have this beautiful station that has the ability and has the capabilities to house all the equipment to house the personnel," said Chief Merithew.

The 12,225 square foot fire station is much bigger and will have a lot more to offer.

"It benefits the community as well as the equipment. The equipment is so big it wouldn't fit in any of the stations that we have," Chief Merithew said.

The new station consists of four standard drive through bays, lockers and showers, office space, sleeping areas and even a kitchen.

Merithrew said they also received a brand new aerial ladder truck which will serve the community for many years.

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