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New Station 4 welcomed in west Forsyth
Fire department makes major upgrade
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Officials celebrated the opening a new Forsyth County Fire Station 4 on Wednesday. The facility off Canton Highway in west Forsyth is expected to last 50 years. - photo by Jim Dean
Gary Patty remembers when daytime fires presented the biggest challenge for Forsyth County Fire Station 4.“If we could muster four or five people, we were lucky,” Patty said. “I worked down in Atlanta and couldn’t get up here.”The Ducktown community fire station was volunteer-only when he signed up in 1980.That same site, off of Canton Highway near the Cherokee County line in west Forsyth, welcomed a new Station 4 during a ceremony Wednesday. It opens as the department celebrates its 40-year anniversary this month.“This is the facility we’ve needed for some time,” Patty said.