The San Saba Volunteer Fire Department will be able to construct the interior finishes of its new fire station with the help of a $25,000 community development grant.
The City of San Saba and LCRA provided the grant, which will help finish out the interior of the building. The interior of the fire station is designed to have a four-bay area with doors on each side of the bay for a total of eight overhead doors to accommodate 11 fire trucks, a rescue trailer and a boat trailer. In addition to having a four-bay area, the fire station will have offices, a kitchen area, bunker room with lockers, storage, restrooms and showers.
"The building project will directly impact the San Saba VFD because no longer will vehicles have to be stored outside in the inclement weather, and it will keep the fire station from being overcrowded with vehicles and equipment," said Chris Stewart, Chief of the San Saba VFD. Stewart went on to thank Central Texas Telephone Cooperative. "It was through the financial support of CTTC that the grant application was written on behalf of the fire department," explained Stewart. "CTTC is proud to support the San Saba Volunteer Fire Department and their efforts to complete the new fire station," stated Jamey Wigley, CTTC General Manager.
The community grant is one of a number of grants recently awarded through LCRA's Community Development Partnership Program.
The program provides economic development and community assistance grants to cities, counties, volunteer fire departments, regional development councils and other nonprofit organizations in LCRA's electric and water service areas. The program is part of LCRA's effort to give back to the communities it serves. The City of San Saba is one of LCRA's 43 wholesale electric customers and a partner in the grant program.