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Powers Fire & Rescue receives office building donation

B&C Mobile Homes owners Bo and Beverly Burroughs donated and installed the the double-wide manufactured office building at the station last week. (Photo source: Powers Fire & Rescue) B&C Mobile Homes owners Bo and Beverly Burroughs donated and installed the the double-wide manufactured office building at the station last week. (Photo source: Powers Fire & Rescue)
JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) -

Powers Fire and Rescue received a donation of an office building to complement the volunteer fire department's existing fire station on Highway 184 in Jones County.

B&C Mobile Homes owners Bo and Beverly Burroughs donated and installed the the double-wide manufactured office building at the station last week. The 1,568 square-foot office building features two meeting space areas, three offices, a kitchen, restrooms. 

The value of the building is estimated at over $38,000, according to a Powers press release. Bo recently joined the volunteer fire department. 

"Beverly and I are pleased to donate this manufactured office building to Powers Fire & Rescue in recognition of the incredible job that they do in providing fire, rescue and emergency medical response services to the residents of the Powers Community and surrounding communities," Bo said. "Beverly and I had no idea just how much the volunteer firefighters and emergency medical responders at Powers Fire & Rescue do every week keeping our residents safe. Beverly and I personally challenge every business and individual to support their local volunteer fire department. We encourage residents to get to know their community volunteer fire department and volunteer firefighters and be involved in what they do and help support their efforts to save lives and property."

The office building will be equipped with hot water heaters, central heat and air conditioning unit and a wired fire alarm system with backup battery. 

"The donation of this office building is just incredible and will allow our department to move our meeting space from a small kitchen and dining area to a large, modern facility," Powers Fire Chief Joey Davis said. "We will also now have expanded space for storage of gear and equipment and be able, if necessary, to house Powers and mutual aid firefighters during extended operations such as responses to hurricanes, tornadoes or HazMat incidents that may affect our area."

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