The City of Yuma’s newest neighborhood fire station, Station Number One will have its Grand Opening on Wednesday at 7pm. A flag raising ceremony and dedication of the station to E.F. Sanguinetti will be followed by an open house.
Members of the United Yuma Fire Fighters Honor Guard will also be sworn in and their Pipe and Drums unit will perform during the event.
The new station replaces the previous station opened on this site in 1958. Some of the architectural aspects of the building were drawn from the Second Avenue Grammar School which occupied the same site from 1908 until it was destroyed ironically by fire in 1952.
It is the fourth Fire Station Number One since the department was founded in 1900.
The building is being named for E. F. Sanguinetti who was instrumental in organizing and equipping the first official fire company in the community.