RIBBON-CUTTING SLATED FOR NEW SANTA TERESA HAZMAT FACILITY

RIBBON-CUTTING SLATED FOR NEW SANTA TERESA HAZMAT FACILITY

A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 14, at the newly constructed Emergency and Hazardous Materials Response Station in Santa Teresa at 8014 Airport Rd.

District 2 Doña Ana County Commissioner Dolores Saldaña-Caviness, Fire Marshal Robert Monsivaiz and Santa Teresa District Chief Wayne Massey will be among the featured speakers.

The Emergency and Hazmat Response Fire Station will be utilized to house a response unit for the Santa Teresa Fire District, as well as equipment used for hazardous-materials response throughout Doña Ana County.

SamCon Construction is the contractor and Steve Newby Architects Inc. designed the facility.

The $1.4 million single-bay station and accompanying office space will be 6,521 square feet in size, with an option for expansion in the future as additional funding is obtained.

Funding was obtained through state legislative appropriations, as well as Doña Ana County fire-tax revenue.

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Reporters seeking more information or interviews may call county Public Information Director Jess Williams at (575) 525-5801.