Rocky View County hosted an official opening ceremony for the new Langdon Emergency Services Building on Saturday, June 4.
The old fire station had humble beginnings in 1992 as an adapted grader shed. As the Langdon fire crews' responsibilities grew, so did the need for more space and equipment.
Not only will the new station address the need for equipment and space, but it will also act as a hub for emergency services, as it will have satellite offices for the area councillor, county administration, and RCMP.
MLA for Chestermere-Strathmore Leela Sharon Aheer was one of many notable attendees, and she highlighted the importance of community within the building.
"The building is so much more than just a building. This is housing some of our most beautiful people in the community, the volunteers that are really bringing this all together," Aheer said.
"To see them be able to move into this space has been such a privilege, and we're so excited because the area that they serve is huge, and they have so many people willing to come forward and volunteer and be able to keep our communities safe."
Other attendees included Bow River MP Martin Shields, Minister of Municipal Affairs Ric McIver, RCMP Superintendent Rick Jane, and Fire Chief Randy Smith, among many others.