GAUTIER, Mississippi — The city of Gautier will celebrate the completion of its new West Fire Station Friday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
City Manager Samantha Abell tells The Sun Herald (http://bit.ly/1v4EE5M ) when Gautier annexed west Gautier along Mississippi 57 in 2002, a new fire station was needed. Construction of the station began in January 2013.
The 4,750-square-foot building cost nearly $800,000, which came from city bond funding.
Fire Chief Robert Jones says he is still working on hiring personnel to staff the station 24 hours a day. He has hired nine firefighters since February, but said he is still about five short of being fully staffed.
Jones said because there's now a station in that area of Gautier the department will be able to save more lives and properties.
Information from: The Sun Herald, http://www.sunherald.com