The Russellville Rural Corinth Substation has been open for a year now, and the department wants to invite the community to come out and enjoy a meal together to help support the firefighters and all they do on Saturday, Oct. 24 at 5 p.m. The event will help generate the necessary funds to purchase equipment for the firefighters, as well as continuing education. The station is located on Hwy. 100, past the airport, across from the church in Corinth, on the left.
“We are very proud of the substation and the additional protection it allows for the Corinth community,” said Russellville Rural Fire Chief Cheryl Allen. “We fundraise throughout the year to offer the best service we can to our citizens. We cannot thank them enough for all they do for the rural departments, and for their continued support.”
At the event there will be an auction of various items and delicious cakes and pies for sale. Adults are $6 and children $4. They will be serving chili & hot dogs with drinks.
Corinth’s new substation became active in October 2014. The substation acts as an arm of the Russellville Rural Department in an area that has been in need of additional fire protection. The Russellville Rural Fire Department itself is located on the 68-80 Bypass. The department covers a wide area of Logan County.
The idea of building a substation in the Corinth community began when those living there showed interest in wanting a station that was closer, and could provide quicker response times if needed. The substation lowers home insurance premiums by having a station within five miles of residences.
In 2008 bids on the project began, which allowed the department to see exactly how much it would cost to build the additional station. Land was donated to the department by Sandra Gacio, who is related to former Russellville Rural Assistant Chief Darrell Rogers. A grant from the Carpenter Foundation in 2013 really got the project moving along.
“We cannot thank enough all those who have contributed to this project and have waited patiently,” said chief Allen. “To the Carpenter Foundation, the Logan County Fiscal Court and all those who donated to the project and supported the initiative, you made it a reality. It is thanks to theses entities, individuals and business that people’s lives and property will now be saved.”
To contact Chris Cooper, email [email protected] or call 270-726-8394.