Area residents are invited to fire/EMS facility dedication The Vermillion City Council extends a community-wide invitation to the dedication of the new William J. Radigan Fire/EMS Station on Wednesday, Nov. 7, at the new building. The event will include an open house from 4 to 7 p.m. with the dedication ceremony scheduled for 6:15 p.m.
Members of the Vermillion Fire and EMS Department will provide free loin sandwiches, chips, and beverages for all who attend. Firefighters and EMTs will be on hand to conduct guided tours of the new facility. There will be free gifts for everyone, and door prizes will be awarded.
The new 13,000 square foot fire and EMS building will provide necessary space to meet the needs of the two vital emergency services, including the volunteers who staff each. The building was built at a cost of $1.2 million, by Tellinghuisen Construction of Willow Lake. Funding for the facility came from local sales tax, a $125,000 state grant and the Rural Fire Association. It was named for the late Mayor William J. Radigan, a long-time Vermillion firefighter.