Ainsworth debuts new fire station, open house put on pause due to virus

  • Source: KCRG-TV ABC 9 Cedar Rapids
  • Published: 05/22/2020 12:00 AM

VIDEO: In County, the city of Ainsworth had been trying to get a new firehouse for years. Its old station was built right along Highway 92 in the 1970s. It was outdated, cramped, and not even supposed to be a firehouse in the first place — the building initially served as a gas station and tire store, according to Ainsworth Fire Chief Waylon Schultz. After several years’ worth of effort into fundraising and construction, the Ainsworth Fire Department, an all-volunteer force with 22 members, finally has its new headquarters, situated on the same land as its predecessor. Schultz said the cost for the project will total out between $460,000 and $470,000, much of it coming from donations. “The County Riverboat Foundation gave us the big, $330,000 grant,” he said. “We had multiple banks in , and they donated $5,000 worth. Accel Wealth Management donated the light-up sign out front for the community to use.”


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