WARREN, Ohio (WKBN) – Warren firefighters are once again responding to calls from Station No. 6. The building was damaged during a storm on April 1.
Warren Fire Station No. 6 has been closed for about a third of 2023 but is now back open.
“It’s a good feeling. I mean, for me, this is my station. Being back home is nice,” said Lt. Jeremy Rodgers, Warren Professional Fire Fighters Local 204.
Rodgers works out of Six House on Parkman Road. It officially reopened Monday afternoon during his shift.
“We’ve had a few people swing by and say hello, you know, nice to have you back. So it’s been kinda nice being back in the neighborhood,” Rodgers said.
Rodgers and his crew spent hours getting the station back in working order.
“Our entire shift was out here cleaning. It took us a good four or five hours to get the station kind of back up and running. We had to get the utilities turned back on, everything, hot water tanks, everything had to be pretty much restarted. So it took us a little while to get back on our feet,” Rodgers said.
The station had been closed since the beginning of April when high winds during severe weather blew off a portion of the roof.
Firefighters were responding to the northwest side from the main station downtown until all necessary repairs to the building were complete.
“With us being now back closer to the west side where a majority of our calls are, it lessens our response times,” Rodgers said.