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New fire station saves Bossier man

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A Bossier Parish community can rest a little easier tonight. South Bossier Fire District Two opened a newly constructed firehouse Saturday afternoon and celebrated with an open house. The station is located along Sligo Road near the Olde Oaks Golf Club. It'll be manned 24-7,offering fire protection and first responder aid around the clock. Before, it took about ten minutes to get crews into the area. Firefighters there have already saved a man, who basically died and was resuscitated.


"The time response would have been a lot longer," Douglas Summage said. "By them being here and me living about a mile away, they responded in about two minutes, which could have been the difference between life and death for me."


The station replaces an unmanned station.


 

 

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