Pelican Lake firefighters shows off new fire station Submitted: 08/09/2014
Story By Shardaa Gray

PELICAN LAKE - Firefighters in Pelican Lake showed off their new fire station to the community Saturday.

Community members viewed Pelican Lake Fire District's new station and enjoyed a provided lunch.

They had been working on relocating their fire station for more than four years. They moved just down the street from the old one.

While they were working on the layout of the station, the chief visited other fire stations, including those in Nokomis, Newbold, and Weston.

"This is pretty similar to the layout of Nokomis and Newbold's fire station, changed a few things. A few things that they did that I would like to do, but we couldn't do anymore because of new building codes and stuff like that. But it's great to have," said Pelican Lake Fire District Chief Wayne Sparks.

Not only do they have more space, but they have a completely new training room.

"We wanted to provide a training facility when we're not training in a truck bay. Just a little better atmosphere," Sparks said.

They have about 15 members on staff, but the chief hopes the new building will attract younger potential firefighters.

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