By Tim O’Malley
Nordheim Volunteer Fire Department spent a work day clearing trees and brush where they plan to have a new building for the fire department. It will be located on the corner of State Highway 72 and Broadway.
Nordheim fire chief Ronnie Pfiefer said, “The land was donated to us some 20 years ago by Neil Hanson. Long story short, he was going to give it to my father (Elo Pfiefer) and he said donate it to the fire department.”
The new building will cost approximately $150,000. It will be a 50 feet by 100 feet building with six bays. There will be three bay doors in front and three in back. The building will also include a kitchen.
Pfiefer said, “We have close to $75,000. We will accept donations. Any extra will be applied to purchasing new fire trucks. The ones we have now are quite old.”
Nordheim Volunteer Fire Department has 25 members with 11 members able to respond to any fire.