Cape May City Officials Cut Ribbon on New Firehouse
(Guest blog by Justin Mattes on Cape May City officials cut ribbon on new firehouse)
Cape May, New Jersey- A little over two years ago, the City of Cape May broke ground on a new firehouse, and after much hard work, the building was completed. The ribbon cutting occurred on November 29, a full two years, one month, and nine days after the groundbreaking. However, planning the new firehouse has been a long time in the making, with nine years of planning plus another seven years to break ground.
As Mayor Zachary Mullock explained, “After decades of discussion, it is remarkable to see this building come to fruition. Indeed, in the last two and a half years, I have had the greatest privilege of cooperating with numerous people, from architects to builders, to accomplish this shared goal while still persevering in the beauty and legacy of the firefighter museum of which we should be forever proud.”
“In our old building, I always tell the story about [how] I came back from a call once, and I had to be deconned,” Chief Coulter said. “We didn’t have the ability. I couldn’t come in the building. I did it outside, which was interesting for the people in the trolley that drove by us [as] I was using a garden hose at the time.”
Collaboration with Justin Mattes, Guest Blog correspondent, and photos by John Cooke.