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Lund Fire opens second station

The Lund Fire Department has opened a second station. -- Photo submitted

LUND--The Lund Fire Department has opened a second fire station, located in the Village of Stockholm.

Located in the old Stockholm municipal garage, the station is a joint venture between the Lund Fire Department and the Village of Stockholm. The village agreed to provide the materials to insulate, heat and finish the interior of the building, and the fire department donated the labor to do the job. The village will retain ownership of the building.

The total cost of the project was approximately $7,000, most of that being offset by the sale of a surplus tractor and other equipment. The Deer Island Homeowners Association also donated $700 and the Town of Stockholm $250.

Lund firefighters donated over 400 man-hours to complete the reconstruction, as well as an additional 100-plus man-hours to refurbish the truck assigned to the station.

The fire truck assigned to the station is a 1973 International Harvester with 2,000 gallons of water and a 250 gallon per minute pump. It is equipped with two pre-connected hose lines, supply hose, ladders, foam and hand tools.

The truck was donated to the fire department by David Cole of Excelsior, Minn. Cole also donated the 85-foot ladder truck operated by the fire department.

For more please read the Sept. 22 print version of the Herald.