The event began with an introduction by Chief Brady Rigdon who discussed the importance of the station and maintaining a high level of service for the residents. Crews actually began operating out of the station on Saturday, June 5th, and according to Chief Ridgon, the Station had already gone of 73 calls for service as of June 22nd.
The event also included remarks by Chairman Thomas Ford and District 3 County Commissioner, Jeff Gray. Both discussed the Board's commitment to the health and safety of Nassau County's residents. Each also thanked individuals who have been involved in planning and construction of the facility including past and present Commissioners; County Manager, Taco Pope; County Attorney, Mike Mullin; and Public Works Director, Doug Podiak.
Following the presentations, everyone gathered outside for the Ribbon Cutting. Guests were then invited to walk around the station and enjoy refreshments provided by Nassau County Professional Firefighters Union, Local 3101.
Thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate this monumental event with us yesterday. This new, state of the art station will serve the residents well for many years to come.
Public Information Officer