Joplin’s 7th fire department in planning phase

Joplin’s seventh fire station will be constructed in the southeast portion and at their meeting Tuesday night, the Joplin City Council received a progress report on the planning phase of the new location.

The city’s interim fire chief Mark Cannon spoke Tuesday night. “Fire station seven was, of course, a project provided by the 2006 public safety sales tax. The fire station seven project will conclude all the initiatives that were listed in that tax language. (The) Fire station seven project began in 2016 with the purchase of a two square acre parcel of land in the area of 30th street and county road 220.”

It will be constructed at an estimated cost of 3.8 million dollars and located next to the new Casey’s distribution center. The structure is calculated to be about 8,800 square feet and includes three apparatus bays and six dorms—no word on a completion date.

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