Westside fire station in Enterprise put to good use

ENTERPRISE, Ala. (WTVY) - A new fire station in Enterprise is operational after more than a year under construction.

Wednesday was a huge milestone for Enterprise Chief Byron Herring, as he cut the ribbon for the city's new fire station on the west side of town. Next Thursday will be herrings 44th year with the department.

"It's good for the present and future of Enterprise. We feel like this side of town is going to start growing,” said Herring.

Just in the month of September, the new station responded to 37 calls. The nearly 5,000 square foot building will house 4 firefighters and two fire trucks right next door. That includes a specially-designed airport crash truck and a class-a pumper.

City officials say the station at the corner of Aviation Boulevard and Boll Weevil Circle is in a great location.

"A new junior high school is being constructed right around the corner. It's just a great facility for the city of Enterprise and protecting our homes,” said Al Miller.

Another new fire station will open in Enterprise next week. Herring has been chief for 24 years and says he's ready for all that progress to come together. A ribbon cutting for the new central station on Plaza Drive is set for next Wednesday, October 18th.