City dedicates Copperas Cove Fire Station No. 2
Fri, 2016-03-11 05:00 News Staff
By DAVID J. HARDIN
Rain did not put a damper on Monday’s dedication of the brand-new Copperas Cove Fire Station No. 2, Members of the community came out to watch the ribbon b cut for the newly built, state-of-the-art fire station.
During the ceremony Copperas Cove Fire Chief Neujahr made a speech to all of the attendees which included residents as well as Copperas Cove city council, the Copperas Cove Chamber of Commerce, and Copperas Cove Mayor Frank Seffrood.
“This building was a testament to the community, and that the support we received from everyone was amazing,” Neujahr said. “This whole day is about the community. It is about providing better response times, better customer service, and it is about the firefighters. These firefighters work so hard and are grateful to have the resources of this new state-of-the-art facility to work out of.”
Neujahr thanked everyone who made this new facility a reality. It took 17 months from its groundbreaking ceremony in October 2014 to complete. He then introduced Copperas Cove Mayor Frank Seffrood, who made a presentation to former Mayor John A. Hull.
Seffrood gave a background about Hull, saying that not only did Hull spend a lifetime of serving his community as a city council member and mayor, he also was a volunteer firefighter for over 20 years.
Seffrood added that this is why the city of Copperas Cove sees no better person then John A. Hull for this new fire station to be named after.
Members of Hull’s family were on hand to watch as Seffrood presented Hull with a plaque and a proclamation from the Copperas Cove City Council dedicating this building the John A. Hull Fire Station No. 2.
Hull then addressed the crowd by thanking his family as well as the Copperas Cove City council. He also thanked the people of Copperas Cove for this distinguished honor and said he was truly humbled that they would choose him for the building to be named after.
Outside the station, Hull cut the red ribbon with a shiny ceremonial ax.
“It is a great honor for me to have something like this named in my honor, and I am happy my family could be here to witness this. It is a great day for the City of Copperas Cove.” Hull said.
Seffrood said the new fire station is a well-built building and with a higher function that will only be an asset to the firefighters as well as the citizens of Copperas Cove.
The new facility is located at 2401 FM 1113 on the corner of Grimes Crossing Road, and cost about $4.2 million to build. Copperas Cove firefighters will be moving into a new station from the old station no. 2 in a few weeks.