UPDATE 11:30 AM They broke ground shortly after 9am. The facility may be finished by the end of the year. The cost is a little more than half a million dollars according to Fire Chief Kevin Brooks.
ORIGINAL STORY: SEMMES, Ala. (WKRG) — The City of Semmes is set to break ground on a safe room for first responders later this morning. City officials are holding a ceremony today.
This is a big step forward for protection in the event of a disaster. The groundbreaking ceremony will be Monday morning at 9 behind the Semmes Public Safety Training Complex 9010 Forest Street.
According to a news release, “The facility will provide protection for up to 84 first responders and Public Safety Personnel in a 2000 square feet building rated for winds to 200 mph.”