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Mauldin Fire Department to Host Grand Opening at New Headquarters on April 19

By April 10, 2024No Comments

The Mauldin Fire Department will host a grand opening at the new fire station headquarters at 955 W. Butler Road on Friday, April 19 at 11 a.m. The program will include a welcome from Fire Chief Brian McHone and remarks from City, state and county officials, followed by a hose uncoupling and station tour. There will also be a media availability period from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. to allow for tours of the station before the event begins.

“We’re excited to welcome community members to our new headquarters and to celebrate this milestone for the City,” said Chief Brian McHone. “This facility is built for the future, and I’m confident it will strengthen our ability to protect lives and property and provide exceptional emergency services to the public as our population continues to grow.”

The event program is as follows:

  • Welcome | Fire Chief Brian McHone
  • Invocation | Pastor Carl McCluney, New Harvest Ministries
  • Remarks
    • Mayor Terry Merritt
    • Council Member and Public Safety Committee Chair Carol King
    • SC Sen. Karl Allen
    • SC Sen. Ross Turner
    • Greenville County Council Chair Dan Tripp
    • Greenville County Council Vice Chair Liz Seman
    • Ken Newell, Stewart Cooper Newell Architects
  • Closing | City Administrator Seth Duncan
  • Hose uncoupling
  • Station tour

Designed by Stewart Cooper Newell Architects and built by CloverLeaf Construction, the new facility replaces the previous headquarters located about one mile east next to Mauldin City Hall. At nearly 21,000 square feet, the new headquarters is double the size of the previous 10,000 square-foot facility and has an additional truck bay.

The new HQ includes the following features:

  • Three truck bays
  • Expanded space for training props in the bay area
  • Community/training room that can hold 30+ people
  • Decontamination area with a washroom and turnout gear room
  • Weight room for firefighter training
  • Patio for firefighters
  • Police sub-station for community division

The new station will strengthen fire protection in the fast-growing western portion of Mauldin and give the fire department room for more personnel to meet the increasing demand for services. Officials say it is another step toward improving emergency response times and providing top-tier public safety services to every corner of the City and fire service area.

“I’m thrilled to witness the unveiling of our new fire station headquarters and commemorate a significant achievement for our growing community,” said Council Member Carol King, chair of the Public Safety Committee. “This new facility represents the City’s profound commitment to safeguarding the public, enhancing emergency response and giving our dedicated firefighters the tools and resources they need to do their jobs effectively.”