Breaking ground on new fire station

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This morning, the City of Biloxi broke ground on their newest fire station on Highway 67 near Hudson-Krohn Road.

Station 10 will be a single engine outpost that will serve the northeastern portion of Biloxi. The new station will also call for the hiring of nine new firefighters by the Biloxi Fire Department.

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Fire Chief Joe Boney says the new station will not only give firefighters a ‘class A’ facility to work out of, but will give the surrounding community better protection and quicker response times.  “In the event of a medical emergency, seconds count, and right now, we’re not happy with the amount of time it takes us to respond in this area for a medical emergency. So, that’ll change as well. It’s a big deal for the citizens of Biloxi.”

Chief Boney tells News 25 he expects the station to be up and running in nine months.