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Pasco Opens New Airport Fire Station

PASCO, Wash. - Pasco has opened it's new $3.22 million dollar Station 82, serving Pasco and the Tri-Cities Airport.

It is owned by the Port of Pasco but operated by the Pasco fire Department just west of the airport off of Argent Road.  Emergency responders there are trained to handle all types of airport emergencies, and the station also houses the city's only ladder truck.     

Roughly two thirds of the station's construction cost came from a grant from the Federal Aviation Administration.   It's an 11,000 square foot facility. and the port plans to tear down the old Station 82.