The Blue River Fire District and the Blue River Fire Department are hosting an open house from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 26, to showcase the new firehouse. A ribboncutting ceremony is scheduled for 11 a.m.
The new station is located at 5279 S. Beck’s Mill Road, the site of the Howard Township community building. It is more centrally located then the old station, which is too small to house all the department’s trucks and equipment.
Because the location was donated to the fire district by the township community board with the stipulation that it be used to benefit the community.
It provides not only a place to store the department’s trucks and equipment but also space for community events, with a meeting room, small kitchen and office.