City of Cleveland Re-Opens Fire Station April 6

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Adds first new fire company in more than 17 years due to mayor’s budget enhancements

CLEVELAND, Ohio –Downtown Cleveland will now benefit from the first fire company focused on serving the area in more than 17 years. The City of Cleveland is re-opening Fire Station #28 in the Gateway District as a result of Mayor Frank G. Jackson’s 2017 enhanced budget. Station #28 supplements and provides support to Station #1, which currently serves downtown and outlying neighborhoods. The re-opened station allows neighborhood locations, which formerly supported Station#1 to focus on their own communities.

WHO: Mayor Frank G. Jackson; Director of Safety Michael McGrath; Chief of Fire Angelo Calvillo; City Council President Kevin J. Kelley; Councilman Kerry McCormack

WHAT: Mayor Frank G. Jackson will be joined by City leaders in a press conference highlighting the re-opening of Station #28 and the addition of a new fire company.

WHEN: Thursday, April 6 at 1:00 p.m.

WHERE: Fire Station #28
             312 Carnegie Avenue
             Cleveland, Ohio 44115

WHY: Mayor Jackson, who announced his 2017 budget enhancements on February 1st, promised Cleveland residents a renewed focus on critical services in area neighborhoods. Services such as police, fire and EMS all receive significant increases in staff and equipment as a result of Issue 32. The Division of Fire has increased its budget by $2.8 million, with an additional fire company, support personnel, safety equipment and a records system update. The re-opening of the fire station is an example of the mayor’s budget in action.

About the City of Cleveland

The City of Cleveland is committed to improving the quality of life its residents by strengthening neighborhoods, delivering superior services, embracing diversity and making Cleveland a desirable, safe city in which to live, work and play. For more information on the City of Cleveland, visit online at www.city.cleveland.oh.us , Twitter at @cityofcleveland or Facebook at www.facebook.com/cityofcleveland.

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