Officials break ground on new fire HQ, station in Goose Creek

GOOSE CREEK, S.C. (WCIV) - Officials from the city of GooseCreek broke ground Thursday on the new headquarters for the fire department anda new fire station.

The new headquarters will be located on Button Hall Avenue;the new fire station will be on Old. Mt. Holly Road.

Officials said Thursday they hope to start the project inApril and have everything ready to move into by October 2015. The headquarterswill be 34,000 square feet and house 10 EMTs and firefighters and 7administrators. The new fire station will have room for 4 EMTs and firefightersin a 10,000-square-foot space.

Goose Creek's city council awarded the contract to the ChinaConstruction Company of Columbia. The project will cost $13.1 million tocomplete.

It's being funded by the city's tax increment financingprogram and a revenue bond.