Architectural plans released on new fire department

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The new Mount Olive Fire Department is expected to house a museum that includes its first motorized truck — a 1926 model.

Architectural plans for the multi-million dollar facility also include six drive-thru bays, a maintenance workshop, two covered patios, private bathing areas, laundry area, six bunk rooms, a day room and public restrooms.

The 25,000-square-foot building will be constructed on a six-acre tract of land near Carver Elementary School.

“We now have the land and we have the detailed plans, but now we have got to find the money,” said MOFD Chief Greg Wiggins. “We are still not there and this has been going on for 15 years.”

The town must match a Community Development Block Grant commitment worth $2.5 million.

Wiggins and other town officials continue to search for federal and state funding to make the new department a reality.

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