Cloverdale fire station progressing Cloverdale’s rigs are in their new home.
Christmas came a little early to the volunteers of the Cloverdale Rural Fire Protection District. A week before Christmas, on December 18, contractor Keeton King Construction completed the remodel of the George Cyrus Road fire station to a point that the trucks could be parked indoors. The remodel provides parking for two fire trucks in the same area that previously had parking for three trucks. The resulting wider, longer bays provide plenty of room for the current trucks, with room for firefighters to safely move around, and mount or dismount the trucks while inside. With a 13-foot-wide roll-up door on one of the bays, the building should be plenty large enough for the new larger pumpers that are being built in South Dakota. Finish work continues on the building, with repaving of the front parking lot scheduled for spring. Fire Chief Thad Olsen says that the district's Board of Directors and the volunteers are excited to see the results of the voters' backing for their firefighters. Speaking for everyone at the district, Chief Olsen would like to thank all of the constituents in and around the district for their support as these upgrades proceed.