Maine fire department moves out of station it has called home for 120 years

  • Source: Central Maine - Metered Site
  • Published: 02/29/2024 12:00 AM

PHOTOS: After more than a century at the town’s Island Avenue fire station, the department officially moved Wednesday to its new home at the town’s public safety building. The last firefighters to work from the old fire station, at 16 Island Ave. on the island downtown, finished their shift Wednesday morning. The move came with little fanfare, but it marks the end of an era in Skowhegan history, said Skowhegan fire Chief Ronnie Rodriguez. “The fire service is one of those professions that is steeped in a lot of traditions and history,” said Rodriguez, who was hired as chief in December 2022. “Even though I am new, I have a tremendous amount of respect and admiration for those that have come before and paved the path to get us to where we are today.”


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