Many years of fundraising efforts, patience and persistence led the Adrian Fire Department to accomplish a decade-long goal that will help better serve their community and surrounding areas.
“I started this project ten years ago,” said Wilbur Garrison, Adrian Fire Department Assistant Fire Chief.
The goal of the project was to raise enough money to build a new $250,000 fire station that would be able to house six fire trucks and have a heating system.
“We were housing most of our trucks in three different buildings, one which was not heated. So, we would have to drain six of our trucks every winter. So, when we would get a fire during the winter, it was a longer response time,” said Garrison.
Knowing the time it takes to fill the trucks up with water and drain them, was enough reason for Garrison to start the project that could potentially save a life and someone’s home.