Land donation first step toward new fire station in Glasgow
Representatives of Kanawha County, the Glasgow Volunteer Fire Department, the town of Glasgow and American Electric Power met to officially sign over an eight-acre parcel of land to the fire department on Monday, Sept. 16. Pictured from left to right are, front row: Glasgow VFD Chief Marty Blankenship and fire department members Jeff Elswick, Brian Blankenship and Roy Ferant; back row: AEP Appalachian Power real estate agent Jay Divers, AEP Kanawha River Power Plant Manager Aaron Sink, Glasgow Mayor Charles Armstrong and Kanawha County Commissioner Dave Hardy.
Marty Blankenship, Glasgow Volunteer Fire Department chief (left) and Aaron Sink, American Electric Power Kanawha River Power Plant manager (right), discuss AEP's donation of eight acres of land to the fire department at the Glasgow Senior Services Building on Monday, Sept. 16. The fire department will eventually build a new fire station on the parcel.
The Glasgow Volunteer Fire Department's current station on Tompkins Avenue, seen here on Monday, Sept. 16, is 40 years old. Repair work from a lightning strike in July revealed structural deficiencies in the building. The fire department plans to build a new station on land donated Monday by American Electric Power.