NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP/WCSC) - North Charleston is set to break ground on what will be the largest firehouse in the city's history.
A groundbreaking ceremony for the new two-story, 18,000-square-foot firehouse will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. at the corner of Carner and Clements Avenue. The fire station will house three fire companies and combine two old stations.
The $5.2 million firehouse will have five bays for fire equipment and a training facility. It will also have offices for the arson squad as well as living quarters for fire crews.
The station will also have the city's first firefighter slide so firefighters can quickly reach the ground floor when they are called.
Fire Station 2 will sit adjacent to the future city park near Military Magnet Academy on Carner Avenue.
The fire station is expected to be completed by the end of 2015