New volunteer firehouse finally opens doors

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FLOYD, Iowa – After working on the plans for three years, the Floyd Volunteer Fire Department opened their doors to the public.

To celebrate, the firefighters and their families gathered at the firehouse for a pancake breakfast help raise money to pay for the new facility.

Fire chief Ben Chatfield was happy to see the amount of community support and involvement in the celebration but he was even more thankful for participation of the community during the renovations for the building.

“The planning part of it was a really big project and until this spring we had a hard time getting a piece of ground to build on,” Chatfield said. “We had a local farmer that was generous to us and sold us a piece of ground.”

Chatfield said that they are currently fully staffed a fleet of volunteer firefighters and even have five people on a waiting list to be included in this team.

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