Semmes breaks ground on “First Responder Safe Room”

Mobile County

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.”

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