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New Central Kitsap fire station

Central Kitsap Fire and Rescue has converted a volunteer station into a full-time fire station, opening its doors on Jan. 1.

Station 64, located at 4065 Chico Way NW, will house two career and 15 volunteer personnel. It will also house two engines, one ambulance, one tender and one rescue unit.

The station will be one of five full-time operating fire stations for the Central Kitsap area. Resources were redistributed among the five stations, and no additional hires were made.

CKFR felt a growing need for an additional station based on increased call volume and the length of response time in the past year, according to a statement. The department believes that the new station will aid in the “improvement in service provided to the community.”

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