A groundbreaking ceremony will be held on Tuesday, May 23 at 2 p.m. to officially begin construction on the new Hall County Fire Station 17.
The new facility will be located at 5711 and 5719 Holiday Road in Buford, approximately four miles from Lake Lanier Islands.
“This new station will help us to meet the needs of the ever-growing South Hall area, allowing for faster response times for nearby citizens experiencing an emergency, when precious seconds matter,” said Hall County District 2 Commissioner Billy Powell. “This station will primarily serve an area between the Gwinnett County line and Hall County Fire Station 8 on Gaines Ferry Road, allowing for a greater presence of emergency personnel in this growing area.”
The station is an integral piece of the Hall County Fire Rescue Master Plan, which outlines the ways Hall County can strategically manage its public safety resources as the County sees continued growth.
“This station will be equipped with the latest technology and equipment to ensure that the men and women of Hall County Fire Rescue can serve the citizens to the best of their abilities,” said Chris Armstrong, Hall County Fire Chief. “I’d like to thank the citizens of Hall County and the Board of Commissioners for their continued support of Hall County Fire Rescue and the great work done in our community by our men and women in uniform.”
This event is free and open to the public.
Construction for the new station is expected to be complete in March 2024, weather permitting. Funding for the $6.3 million project comes from SPLOST VII, SPLOST VIII, Impact Fees and the Capital Projects Fund.