Andersonville opens new fire station funded entirely by volunte

Andersonville opens new fire station funded entirely by volunteers

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Andersonville volunteer firefighters cut the ribbon Tuesday night on a brand new fire station. Andersonville volunteer firefighters cut the ribbon Tuesday night on a brand new fire station.
"We had people that showed up on the days to hang trusses and put sheet rock on and shingles that may have never driven a nail before," said Jeff Bagwell. "But they did on this building." "We had people that showed up on the days to hang trusses and put sheet rock on and shingles that may have never driven a nail before," said Jeff Bagwell. "But they did on this building."

ANDERSONVILLE (WATE) – Andersonville volunteer firefighters cut the ribbon Tuesday night on a brand new fire station.

Contractors quoted the Andersonville Volunteer Fire Department $400 thousand to build the new station.

But firefighter Jeff Bagwell says they built the station for a quarter of that.

He tells 6 News that was possible because businesses either gave them materials for free or at least gave the fire department a discount.

He says the firefighters had the support of the entire community.

"We had people that showed up on the days to hang trusses and put sheet rock on and shingles that may have never driven a nail before," said Bagwell. "But they did on this building."

He tells 6 News the fire station was build and funded entirely by volunteers

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