Community day at new Avondale fire stationThe bay doors open to reveal a fire truck in the newly rebuilt fire station No. 3 in Avondale Estates. Photo by Dan Whisenhunt
The community will get a chance to see Avondale Estates’ new fire station this weekend.
A community day is set for Saturday, Nov. 14 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at DeKalb County Fire Station No. 3 at 24 North Clarendon Avenue.
An Avondale Estates city email described the event, saying “Members of the community can enjoy a fun-filled day of activities that include station tours, touch a truck, the fire safety house, using a fire hose and a firefighter costume. Firefighters will show attendees how to use a fire extinguisher and review your home safety and home escape plans.”
Commissioner Kathie Gannon and Mayor Jonathan Elmore are also asking families to bring items to help stock the firefighters’ pantry, according to a flyer.
The list of needed items includes cereal, fruits and vegetables, and coffee, tea, and energy drinks.
Avondale Estates was without its Clarendon Avenue fire station for 17 months. The old building, worn down after nearly 70 years of use, was torn down.
The new station cost $2.6 million to build, and county officials said it was completed on time and on budget.