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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE :
Friday, September 29, 2006

LITTLE ROCK FIRE STATION 9 REOPENS AFTER RENOVATIONS

More than Half Million Dollars Spent on Building Made Possible By 2004 Capital Bond Program

(Little Rock, AR—September 29, 2006) Little Rock Mayor Jim Dailey was joined by Little Rock Fire Department personnel in officially reopening Fire Station 9 in West Little Rock on Friday, September 29. The Fire Station had been closed for renovations that were made possible by the 2004 Capital Bond Program, which was overwhelmingly approved by Little Rock voters in 2003.

As a component of the 2004 Bond Program, all nineteen of Little Rock’s fire stations are in the process of being upgraded, renovated, and repaired. When the program is completed in January 2007, more than $6.8 million will have been spent on improvements to the fire stations.

“Because the Fire stations are their homes as well as their offices, I think it is important that the City shows its gratitude to the Firefighters by providing a quality living and working environment,” said Little Rock Mayor Jim Dailey.

Fire Chief Rhoda Mae Kerr noted, “With changes in technology and in the design of fire apparatus, fire stations need to be updated from time to time to accommodate the new equipment. With these upgrades, the Little Rock Fire Department is able to continue providing top service in the 21st Century and continuing our mission of serving with pride, excellence, and national recognition.”

Tom Schueck, a member of the Project Progress Committee which oversees the Bond program stated, “Just as Public Safety is the number one priority of the City Board of Directors, it is also a top priority of the bond program.”


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