Article originally published by the Marysville Journal-Tribune, written by Kayleen Petrovia
When it comes to the Jerome Township Division of Fire’s new station, Chief Doug Stewart thinks the things you don’t immediately notice might be the most impressive.
“The little things are going to pay dividends,” Stewart said.
“One of the best things,” he says, is the front porch of the building. Already, Stewart said local families and children will stop by to hang out on the bench and Adirondack chairs on either side of the station’s front door.
The front porch and the open bay doors reflect Stewart’s vision that Station 211, JTFD’s second fire station, will serve as a “community firehouse” – a hub where residents and families can gather and become involved in their fire department.