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New Boardman fire station almost move-in ready

Boardman firefighters' new station is located at Market Street and Stadium Drive

BOARDMAN, Ohio (WKBN) - Boardman firefighters are getting ready to move into their new station.

Inspectors went through on Monday and approved the Market Street building to be lived in.

There are ten bedrooms, five bathrooms, a laundry room, a kitchen and a gym.

Township Supervisor Jason Loree said the building also has a training facility that is like no other in Mahoning County.

"Now these folks will actually be able to tie in and practice putting lines into some of the high-rise structures -- the hospital being one of the major reasons why we have to do it. A stairwell, we have a window that opens up so they can climb and train out of that."

The ribbon cutting was originally set for Monday but had to be pushed back because of the wet weather. The cement needs more time to harden before it can hold heavy vehicles, like fire trucks.

Loree expects the first fire trucks to roll out of there by the second week of June.

Fire Chief Mark Pitzer said the previous fire station was over a century old and needed to be replaced.

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