Cardinal Joint Fire District opens new station with decontamination room

The state-of-the-art building on Herbert Road is expected to cut response time in half

The Cardinal Joint Fire District opened a new fire station in Canfield Monday.

CANFIELD, Ohio (WKBN) – The Cardinal Joint Fire District opened a new fire station in Canfield Monday.

The state-of-the-art building on Herbert Road is expected to cut response time in half. It took about $2.5 million to build.

The new facility has a decontamination room where firefighters can wash their equipment to make sure they don’t bring in dangers from the job.

“We can come in and decontaminate, whether it be from a post structure fire incident or some sort of dermal exposure — the popular one being the opioid-type exposure that has a real high dermal absorption rate,” said Fire Captain Conner O’Halloran.

The station has two levels and features a training room that can be used by the entire department.

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