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A ground breaking ceremony for a new 14,970 sq. ft Fire Station took place on Wednesday, June 10th, 2009 at the intersection of State and Thompson in Decatur, Texas. RBR Construction was awarded the project by the city of Decatur and was selected from a group of 12 other bidders to build the new station for the Decatur Fire Department. The winning bidder was determined using a scoring system with pricing being 50% of the overall score. Construction for the new station is expected to take about 12 months.
Ground Breaking for Decatur Fire Station

The new station will feature three drive-through bays to accomodate six fire trucks and one half bay to house another truck. The station will also include a day room, kitchen dining facilities for firefighters, a training room to accomodate 30 people, bunk rooms and space for bunker gear and other equipment storage. In addition, there will also be offices for fire administration and the fire marshall. The structure will be built with steel framing and have a stucco and cast stone exterior. The building will feature a steel roof, and will also meet all current environmental standards as a sustainable green building.

Present at the ground breaking ceremony were Decatur Fire Chief Mike Richardson, Mayor Joe Lambert, members of the City Council, including Tim Murphy, Jay Davidson, Martin Woodruff, Jason Wren, Pam Holland and Randy Parker, Architect Randall Scott, Richard Ringo, CEO of RBR Construction, Danny Ringo, President of RBR, Bill Wilson, project manager for RBR Construction and numerous city leaders.

RBR Construction is no stranger to the city of Decatur or Wise County. RBR was the general contractor for the outstanding Decatur Civic Center that was dedicated in June of 2001. The Civic Center was a decades long dream for the citizens of Decatur and Wise county and continues to serve them well.

Decatur is also home to many local attractions such as the Wise County Heritage Museum, LBJ Grasslands, Wise County Courthouse, Petrified Wood Gas Station and the Waggoner Mansion.

To learn more about the city of Decatur and the wonderful area attractions it has to offer, click here.


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