June 12, 2023
By: Dwayne Page
Construction is underway on the new Liberty/Dowelltown Fire Hall with completion expected by fall.
Tim Pedigo was awarded the bid earlier this year to do the construction after a 99-year lease agreement was approved and signed between the county and the towns of Liberty and Dowelltown which jointly own the 8.65 acre property where the new facility is being built. The location is the former Liberty/Dowelltown Park off Highway 70 on West Main Street between the two towns.
The project is being funded by an allocation of $382,912 in ARP funding. Pedigo has 270 days to complete the job from the start of construction.
The new three bay fire hall is expected to improve firefighting and EMS services in the western portion of the county. Under the plan the current Liberty Fire Hall located in downtown Liberty will be replaced by the new Liberty/Dowelltown Fire Hall and the new station will house a fire engine and a tanker truck. The fire hall could also serve as an EMS satellite station subject to the wishes of the county commission.