Groundbreaking at Station 4
The West Florence Fire Department broke ground on Feb. 26 for a new fire station near the corner of Hoffmeyer and Ebenezer Roads. Speaking is West Florence Fire Dept. Chief Larue Hendrix. From left, are County Councilman James Schofield, Sen. Hugh Leatherman, Councilman Willard Dorriety, Rep. Phillip Lowe, Chief Hendrix and Capt. Anthony Fox. This will be the West Florence Fire Department’s fourth fire station. This location will cut response time 10 minutes for residents in that area, as well as reduce fire insurance rates. The station is expected to be completed this summer.