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West Jordan Journal

Open House, Ribbon Cutting For New Fire/Police Station

Apr 17, 2015 06:42PM ● By Tom Haraldsen

An artist rendering of the new West Jordan Fire Station 54/Bagley Park Police Station that will host a public open house on Saturday, May 2. Courtesy of West Jordan City

City officials will cut the “hose” with the “Jaws of Life” at an April 30 ribbon cutting ceremony for Fire Station 54/Bagley Park Police Substation. Located at 9351 South Hawley Park Road (5595 West), the facility is built on the site of an old fire station that was demolished last spring. The original facility was built in 1980 when West Jordan had just over 27,000 residents. Today, the city’s population is greater than 110,000.

The station includes a 50-foot training tower for rope rescue training, as well as training tunnels to practice confined space rescue. It has the ability to house seven firefighters and includes a 50-seat community/training room that is available for public use. The station cost is about $3.5 million.

On May 2, a public open house will be held from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Scouts and groups are also welcome to come get a behind-the-scenes look at the city’s police and fire operations. Police and firefighters will be on hand to demonstrate the many different tools they use to keep our community safe. The station will improve delivery of fire services and add more of a police presence to the growing area.