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Palisade Rural Fire District Breaks Ground for New Fire Barn

Vicki Schurman
Release Date
Apr 21, 2014

Ground was broken in Palisade, Nebraska today for the  construction of a new fire barn.  Funding was provided by USDA Rural Development through a loan of $665,000, leveraged with $75,000 from the Palisade Rural Fire District.

 “We are glad to get to this point in the project.  It has been a number of years in the planning,” said Tom Monnahan, Secretary Treasurer of the Rural Fire Department..

 The fire barn will be approximately 8,000 square feet.  The construction is a pre-engineered metal building with a reinforced concrete safe room.   The fire barn will be compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act..

 “USDA Rural Development is pleased to assist Palisade in its efforts to bring greater safety to Palisade area residents,” said Community Program Specialist Natalie Furrow.

 The project was funded through the USDA Rural Development Community Facilities Loan Program.  You can contact Natalie Furrow at (308) 534-2360 ext. 1129 or  email her at natalie.furrow@ne.usda.gov.

 For more information about USDA loans and grants, call the Nebraska Rural Development Office at (402) 437-5551 or visit www.rurdev.usda.gov/ne/.

 President Obama’s plan for rural America has brought about historic investment and resulted in stronger rural communities. Under the President’s leadership, these investments in housing, community facilities, businesses and infrastructure have empowered rural America to continue leading the way – strengthening America’s economy, small towns and rural communities. USDA’s investments in rural communities support the rural way of life that stands as the backbone of our American values.