WEST GLACIER - The Coram-West Glacier Volunteer Fire Department held a public meeting at their fire hall on Wednesday to gather input on their new station being built in Coram.
The property has already been purchased by the fire department and is located on U.S. Highway 2 at the intersection of Seville Lane.
The fire department covers an area of 21 square miles, from Martin City to West Glacier, but since they are the last station going east on US highway 2, Fire Chief Frank Kellenbeck says they respond to calls from over 40 miles away.
The new station would relieve some of that pressure and also be able to house more fire trucks. Kellenbeck says the meeting is the first of many to discuss what the firefighters and public want the firehouse to be.
“Now we’re in the process of actually coming up with just building the fire hall and getting the public input. We want everybody’s input that lives in the fire district as to what they would like to see at that sight," Kellenbeck said.
We will continue to follow this story and update you on when the next meeting will occur.