Construction of the new fire station in Westboro, Missouri, is coming right along. Before the walls were erected (above), the heated floor/concrete base was laid (below). (Alan McNaughton photos)


The Westboro Fire Department is getting a new look. A much larger, more efficient station is being built just two lots west of the current one on Main Street in Westboro, Missouri. Built in 1980, the present station has become too small for the needs of the department, its trucks, and the public use of the community room. Westboro Fire Department, with a roster of 18 firemen, houses two brush trucks, a 3,000 gallon tanker/pumper truck, and a 1,200 gallon pumper truck.

The new building is a 140×60 foot station with five bays to include five doors facing Main Street and three doors facing the south side of the building. There will be heated concrete floors throughout and the station will also include a wash bay. A community room will be put in place, as well as a shower and eventually a generator to allow for public use/shelter in case of power outages or emergencies.

Money from the fire tax and wind turbines has allowed for the erection of this new facility. The Encore Building was purchased from Darby Grace from Burlington Junction, Missouri, and Clint Snodderly Construction out of Burlington Junction is handling the project. It is hoped that construction will be completed around the first of June this summer. The current fire station building will be sold.