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€2m for new fire station in Waterford City

Waterford City Fire Chief said the newly located fire station will enhance the service they provide.

Waterford City Fire Station's current building.
Waterford City Fire Station's current building.
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A NEW FIRE station has been approved for Waterford City with the allocation of funds from Budget 2013.

Around €2 million has been given for the project out of the capital expenditure budget, which has a total fund of  €3.4 billion for next year.

Waterford City Fire Service is currently located on Catherine Street but will relocate to a site in Kilbarry where a new state-of-the-art premises will be built.

This is also good news for Waterford City Courthouse, which hopes to expand its services to the old fire station building in the future.

A spokesperson for Waterford City Council said the intention would be to “as quickly as possible go to tender to start on the fire station” in order to allow the court service to expand and proceed with their work.

Waterford City Fire Service currently has 52 staff and Niall Curtin, Chief Fire Officer is happy, after six years in the pipeline, the new station got the go ahead.

The opportunity of a the new location will enhance the service we provide to the people of Waterford.

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He hopes construction on the new station will get underway in late spring.

Read: BUDGET 2013: Here is what happened >

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