Construction Plans Moving Forward for Valdosta Airport Fire Station

-- Valdosta, Ga. -- March 14, 2013 --

The Valdosta Airport is moving forward with its plan to build a roughly $3 million dollar fire station.

The Airport's Executive Director says construction that will pave the way for the new station will begin next week. The new fire station will feature a decontamination room that can clean fire fighters that have come in contact with jet fuel. The Airports Executive Director spoke about where the money to build it comes from.

The Executive Director, Jim Galloway, said "it's funded ninety percent through a grant from the Federal Aviation Administration, two and a half percent from the Georgia Department of Transportation and seven and a half percent from airport funds."

The fire station is expected to be completed by the end of next year.

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