The Woodward News

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November 18, 2012

New central fire station could happen in 2 years

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Woodward, Okla. — A NEW LEVEL OF CONTROL

In addition to more space that is better designed, both Day and Riffel said another exciting element of the new station is the location.

"It is the best suited of any that we've considered over the years," Riffel said.

"It's going to get us off this intersection (9th and Oklahoma), which is the busiest intersection in Northwest Oklahoma," Day said.

By doing so, it should help improve the fire department's response times, since the fire trucks won't have to battle with traffic just to exit the station.

The fact that the new site is situated at a 3-way intersection that is controlled by stoplights also helps.

"With the lights there hopefully we can set them to where we can control them to get out in an emergency situation," Day said.  "We certainly don't have that luxury here."

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