Fire Department breaks ground on new station

By , Daily Memphian Updated: November 18, 2021 5:56 PM CT | Published: November 18, 2021 5:56 PM CT
<strong>Memphis Fire Department Director Gina Sweat (middle) speaks during a groundbreaking ceremony for Fire Station 1 on Thursday, Nov. 18.&nbsp;The new firehouse, at 225 Chelsea Ave., will replace the decommissioned Fire Station No. 1 at 211 Jackson, now owned by St. Jude Children&rsquo;s Research Hospital, and the existing Fire Station No. 6 at 924 Thomas St.</strong> (Mark Weber/Daily Memphian)

Memphis Fire Department Director Gina Sweat (middle) speaks during a groundbreaking ceremony for Fire Station 1 on Thursday, Nov. 18. The new firehouse, at 225 Chelsea Ave., will replace the decommissioned Fire Station No. 1 at 211 Jackson, now owned by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and the existing Fire Station No. 6 at 924 Thomas St. (Mark Weber/Daily Memphian)

Construction on the new Fire Station No. 1, at 225 Chelsea Ave., began Thursday morning. To celebrate, the City of Memphis Division of Fire Services hosted a groundbreaking ceremony in the afternoon.

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Julia Baker covers criminal justice for The Daily Memphian. A lifelong Memphian, Julia graduated from the University of Memphis in 2021. Other publications and organizations she has written for include Chalkbeat, Memphis Flyer, Memphis Parent magazine and Memphis magazine.


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