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MCFRS News Release

For Immediate Release:
July 13, 2012

Release ID: 12-023
Contact: Scott Graham, Public Information Office
(240) 876-1260 Phone
(240) 777-2442 Media Line
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Public Invited to Ceremony
Saturday, July 14, 2012
11 a.m.
2400 Arcola Avenue, Wheaton
(intersection of Arcola and Georgia avenues)

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett will celebrate the start of construction of the Wheaton Volunteer Rescue Squad (WVRS).  The public is invited to attend the ceremony.

The WVRS will move operations from their current station to the new facility in late 2013. Once completed, the 29,000 square foot station will include four drive-through bays, sleeping accommodations for 28 and a community hall with a seating capacity of 250. The design and construction team includes Milestone Construction, the Penzance Companies and Hughes Group Architects. 

Joining Leggett at the groundbreaking will be County Councilmember Phil Andrews, Fire Chief Richard R. Bowers, Wheaton Volunteer Rescue Squad President Tom Brown, Wheaton Volunteer Rescue Squad Chief Allan Platky and Department of General Services Director David Dise.

Note to Editors: The groundbreaking will be held rain or shine. In the event of severe weather, call 240-777-2474 for updates.

Note to Attendees: Appropriate footwear for an unpaved construction site suggested.




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