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  • The former Central Fire Station was destroyed by the June 2008 flood.  
  • The 67,140 square feet fire station houses an Engine Company, Truck Company, Rescue Company and Battalion Chiefs that will respond to emergency incidents.
  • The new facility serves as the City of Cedar Rapids Emergency Operations Command Center and houses the Fire Department's administrative offices and training classrooms.
  • This location provides ready access to I-380 and First Avenue, which allows efficient response routes to all areas of the community.
Estimated Timeline:
  • July 2012 - Construction begins
  • October 2013 - Construction complete
  • October 8, 2013 - 2:00 - 7:00 PM - Grand Opening 
Funding Sources:
  • $5 million state I-JOBS grant
  • $15 million FEMA repair funds
Project Cost Estimate: $20 million

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