DEPT. TO GET SPARK: 'Busco-Smith Fire Department getting new facility

CHURUBUSCO — Since 1887 the Churubusco/Smith Township Fire Department has been “Bustin’ Ours to Save Yours,” according to the department’s motto. Soon the department will be rewarded with a brand new facility.The CSGFD is currently housed in the former town hall in an antiquated building. Later this spring, a new fire station is going to be built at 805 Johnny Krieger Drive. The address is currently a soccer field on the northwest side of the Churubusco Town Park. Lucas Konger, an architect with Vintage Archonics, a Churubusco resident and Churubusco High School graduate, is paving the way for Churubusco and Smith Township to have the new facility that has four truck bays, a kitchen area and a meeting room. It will be 9,444 square feet.Patty Amber, Smith Township Trustee and her advisory board made up of Carole Jacquay, Bob Egolf, Joyce DeHaven and attorney Matt Shipman have been meeting a couple of times each month for the last year to finalize plans.Lawrence Construction will build the facility and as soon as the bids are approved and construction begins it will take 290 days to complete.Currently the local fire department has 21 firefighters and needs more. If anyone wants to become involved with the fire department go to or call 260-693-3875.___For a more in depth look at this story, see the March 14 issue of The Post and Mail. Don't have a subscription? Call (260) 244-5153 or subscribe to our e-edition. For breaking news, sports updates and additional coverage, bookmark the homepage and find us on facebook.