A drawing of a new Lake Comfort substation along N.C. Highway 94, the road that runs across Lake Mattamuskeet towards Fairfield.

The Swan Quarter Volunteer Fire Department (SQVFD) will hold a groundbreaking ceremony at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 17, at the site of their proposed new Lake Comfort Substation at 149 NC Highway 94.

Following the groundbreaking, the SQVFD will celebrate their 50th anniversary with an open house beginning at noon at their 25 Oyster Creek Rd., Swan Quarter.

The open house will include a short presentation followed by refreshments.

Plans for the new substation will be on display. Visitors are encouraged to walk through the current facility and to inspect the department’s equipment fleet that will be on display outside. SQVFD members and volunteers will be on hand to answer questions.

The fire department is building the new substation to improve its response time in the vast mainland area. Once the substation is completed and rated by the NC Office of the State Fire Marshal, homeowners and businesses in that area will see a reduction in their insurance premiums. 

Also, since this substation will be closer to Fairfield and Engelhard, volunteers will be able to respond quicker to any mutual aid requests.

The public is invited to attend both events.

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