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Lewes Fire Department Building New Station

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LEWES, Del.-By the end of 2013, the Lewes Fire Department is expected to make 250 fire and rescue calls and 3,500 ambulance calls.

Increased call numbers in the past few years and an aging station has the fire department investing in a new station in Lewes on Janice Road.

The call volume itself is growing outside the Lewes area, outside of our actual city limits and so has traffic and our membership has also migrated, a large volume of our members live out in this area as well," said Glenn Marshall with the Lewes Fire Department.

Marshall said the new Station 2 will help the fire department better serve Sussex County.

"Everything that's done in emergency services is based on response time. So for us to facilitate the appropriate response time or shortest possible this is where we need to be," he said.

And the construction which is set to start in October and will take about a year, won't affect the fire departments ability to go out on calls.

"Response times during the construction will not be affected because we will have temporary housing out here and be able to respond from this area," Marshall said.

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