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Marshfield Fire Dept. honored for station design

MARSHFIELD (WAOW) -  The new Marshfield Fire Station gains national recognition. 

  Fire chief magazine ranks the station as one of the best designed in North America.

   The award is based on the environmental merits of a building.

   Marshfield's fire chief points out energy-saving features in the building, like the placement of ambulances, which make multiple runs a day. 

  Jim Schmidt | Marshfield Fire Chief: "So we partioned off those vehicles that go out more often than the big vehicles like you see behind me that have helped from an energy perspective we don't have to reheat this entire area. And we also have two solar powered water tanks."

  Those tanks re-use water and provide energy throughout the building.

  The chief says Marshfield's station ranked 7th out of nearly 40 across the nation.

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