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Palmyra plans new firehouse


April 03, 2019
Palmyra Volunteer Fire Department officials opened their firehouse located along U.S. 150 just west of the heart of the town to Harrison County Council members for a tour early last month.

The department has plans for a new, $1.5 million facility, to be built either behind or just adjacent to the current structure, which would then be razed.

The original section of the current structure was built in the 1940s by volunteers with used bricks, PVFD officials said. It has many issues, including water leaks, cracking concrete and is too small to functionally operate the department, officials said.

One of the fire apparatuses had to be modified smaller, at a significant up-charge in cost, just to be able to fit in the firehouse.

Firefighters also have a difficult time backing in and pulling out of the building, having to pull directly onto U.S. 150.

"We've been hit a number of times," Chief Terry Frederick said.

Funding for the project is to be determined. The department is a part of the three-year Harrison County Fire Chiefs Association plan to receive $500,000 in 2021.

Palmyra has received the least amount of funding of the nine county departments ($369,587) from the county since the inception of the riverboat gaming funds.

The department also has a station in Central Barren.

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