Volunteer Fire Department to Generate Revenue With Self-Storage in Chester, Ohio

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The Station 6 Volunteer Fire Department of Chester, Ohio, is developing an 88-unit self-storage facility on land it owns along U.S. Route 30. Station 6 Storage should be up and running by November, according to Chief John Hissam.

The self-storage operation will be a way for the department to sustain itself without constantly draining the taxpayers, Hissam said. All revenue from the facility will flow directly to the fire department, providing a regular monthly income.

At present, approximately 95 percent of the department’s annual revenue comes from an event called the Fall Bash, which helped fund the land purchase and construction of the self-storage operation. The department owns a total of 5 acres, and as many as 100 more storage units may be added, Hissam said.

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