East Lake Firefighters Move Into New Station 9

Friday, June 6, 2014
These firefighters are standing in front of their brand new pumper, which was too large to fit in the old Station 9.
These firefighters are standing in front of their brand new pumper, which was too large to fit in the old Station 9.
- photo by Garner Bruce
Chattanooga firefighters moved into the new Station 9 in East Lake after two weeks of operating out of Station 14 while construction crews put the finishing touches on the new station. Mayor Andy Berke will join Fire Chief Lamar Flint and other officials at a grand opening ceremony, which will take place next week.

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