Utah National Guard Opening New $8 Million Fire Station

The Utah Air National Guard is ready to open its new $8 million fire station at the base in Salt Lake City.

Guard leaders held a formal ribbon-cutting ceremony on Monday at the base next to Salt Lake City International Airport.

Capt. Chris Foote says the new 21,000-square-foot facility will house the fire-protection operations center with bays for three large fire-emergency response vehicles.

It also will be the new home for the Emergency Operations Center, Explosive Ordnance Disposal operations center and an 8,700-square-foot mobility processing center. There’s also a 3,300-square-foot state-of-the-art fitness center.