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Yellow Bay Fire Hall building project completed

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The Finley Point/Yellow Bay Fire Department has completed the new Yellow Bay Fire Hall at mile marker 17.5 on Hwy. 35, across from the University of Montana Biological Station.

“The district really worked hard to keep this project a priority and it took a few years to launch. Our goal is to respond as quickly and safely as possible, and the north end of our district really needed this,” said Chief Brent Burland of the Finley Point Yellow Bay Fire Department.

Burland continued, “It is with great pride that we can be there for the residents in the Yellow Bay and Blue Bay area when they need it most.”

Eric Anderson is captain of the Yellow Bay Fire Hall. “The university (of Montana) really came through for us in securing this land so we could build on this great location,” said Anderson. “I look forward to having an open house and getting the local community involved as much as possible.”

The new hall has two full bays and is fully functional and well equipped. The project took several months to complete and is currently housing a type six rapid response truck. “This is great news,” Burland said.

The fire department will be holding an open house this spring or early summer. The Finley Point Fire Department is located 6 miles North of Polson on Hwy 35. The Yellow Bay Fire Hall is located on mile marker 17.5.

They’re always looking for men and women to volunteer. Applications are available at the Finley Point Fire Department across from the Finley Point Grill and inquiries can be made by calling 406-887-2161. Finley Point/Yellow Bay Fire Department can also be reached through Facebook.

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