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Brand new facility for community's 'lifesavers'
photo Courtesy of Picture Rocks Fire District, The first fire station in Picture Rocks was a simple office with a carport attached. It was located where the current Picture Rocks Fire District Administration building sits today at 12121 W. Picture Rocks Road.
Terry Ketron/Special to The Explorer, The new Picture Rocks Fire Station No. 1, located on Sandario Road north of Picture Rocks Road, has been taking shape for several weeks. Since this photo was made on Sept. 11, the roof has been put in place.
Terry Ketron/Special to The Explorer, Chiropractor Emil Tompkins dropped in to present a custom-made, poster-sized "Thank You" card from his office staff and patients. Capt. Harold Thorsen accepted it for the Picture Rocks Fire Department.
Terry Ketron/Special to The Explorer, A fire truck backs into the current Picture Rocks Fire Station following a medical call as Division Chief Debra Trimble watches. The 26-year-old facility will be phased into secondary applications when the new building is completed.
Terry Ketron/Special to The Explorer, Pepe Miranda, lead mason on the new Picture Rocks Fire Department station project, sets his level line for the next course of block.