The Owings Mills Volunteer Fire Company kicked off Fire Prevention Month yesterday by breaking ground for its new fire station in the 10000 block of Owings Mills Blvd., around the corner from the current station on Reisterstown Road.
County Councilman T. Bryan McIntire, a Republican who represents the area, said the four-bay station, with office and dormitory space, will be completed this year.
The project has been planned for years. It has been difficult for fire engines to leave the Reisterstown Road site because of heavy traffic generated by the boulevard's connection to Interstate 795.
McIntire said the project will help the community in another way -- the current station property will be sold to the adjacent Garrison Forest Shopping Center, where the owners are planning improvements.
Other events announced for the observance include Fire Prevention Sunday this Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Fire Museum of Maryland, 1301 York Road, Lutherville. Outdoor games, food vendors and tours of the collection of 42 fire engines, which date between 1806 and 1957 will be featured.
The Cockeysville Volunteer Fire Company will hold a Fire Prevention Open House from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 12 at its firehouse, 11210 York Road, near Ashland Road. Fire demonstrations, station tours, fire safety education events and children's games are planned.
Pub Date: 10/02/97