(Fremont County, Wyo.) – Fremont County’s two newest fire stations at North Portal and Midvale will be celebrating open houses in the next two weeks while one fire battalion will be noting it’s 50th anniversary.
The Missouri Valley Fire Battalion #4, on Highway 134 between Davison and Clothesline Roads, will hold an open house, lunch, and ice cream social to note its 50th anniversary this Sunday, July 13th, from 1 to 4 p.m.
The day before, the Fremont County Fire Protection District’s Battalion 11 at North Portal will dedicate its new building on Saturday, July 12th at 11 a.m. with a lunch to follow. There will be door prizes and games for the kids.
The new fire hall is located at #4 Sand Mesa Road, just east of its intersection with North Portal Road. The new fire hall replaces an older metal building and will also serve the area as a community meeting place.
The fire district’s Battalion #8 at Midvale will follow one week later with the dedication and open house of its new fire station, July 19th, also starting at 11 a.m.
The Midvale Fire Battalion is located at 1556 Missouri Valley Road, at its junction with the Eight Mile Road. Just like North Portal, the new Midvale Fire Hall replaces an older metal building that barely had enough room for their equipment. In both instances, when the firefighters met for regular training and meetings, one of their vehicles had to be taken outside from the older structures so a meeting could be held.
Both new fire halls are 6,200 square feet in size and cost nearly $1 million apiece. Each features three-bays for firefighting, ambulance and first response vehicles. Both of the new fire halls were built by Sehnert Systems of Riverton.
Each of the new fire halls also contain a kitchen, office and training area, physical fitness area and lots of room for additional equipment.
The public is welcome and encouraged to visit the new fire halls during their respective open houses and to stop by and congratulate the Missouri Valley Firefighters on their anniversary.
The new fire halls were funded 50 percent with fire district funds and 50 percent with grant funding.