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173rd Firefighters move into new home

New Firehouse

Last fall construction crews broke ground on a new firehouse for Kingsley Field firefighting operations, and it was completed in early May 2019. The facility boasts nearly twice the square-footage of the old facility, upgraded exhaust evacuation, water handling capabilities, and many other upgrades which help ensure safe operation of the department as well as expanding capability for an expanded flying mission at Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls, Oregon. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Jefferson Thompson)

Memorial

A memorial for fallen Kingsley Field firefighter, Capt. Larry Brown, was relocated to the new building in honor of his service to the base at Kingsley Field, in Klamath Falls, Oregon. Crews moved both the plaque and a tree from the north part of the base to the new location, several hundred yards away in the winter of 2018-2019 where it will remain for the foreseeable future. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Jefferson Thompson)

New Firehouse

Kingsley Field firefighter Vince Lombardo fills shelves with extra personal protective gear in a new firehouse facility shortly after its completion in spring of 2019. The firehouse project serves to expand their facility by nearly twice its current square-footage, relieving overcrowding in the old station and upgrading the Kingsley Field facility located on the base in Klamath Falls, Oregon in numerous ways. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Jefferson Thompson)

New Firehouse

Kingsley Field firefighters work to move equipment and office furniture into their new facility following its completion, May 5, 2019. The firehouse project serves to expand their facility by nearly twice its current square-footage, relieving overcrowding in the old station and upgrading the Kingsley Field facility located on the base in Klamath Falls, Oregon in numerous ways. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Jefferson Thompson)

New Firehouse

Kingsley Field firefighter Jordan Kischel carries personal protective gear into the new firehouse while readying the station for operation following its completion just days prior, May 5, 2019. The firehouse project serves to expand their facility by nearly twice its current square-footage, relieving overcrowding in the old station and upgrading the Kingsley Field facility located on the base in Klamath Falls, Oregon in numerous ways. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Jefferson Thompson)

Memorial

A lone tree stands before the new firehouse at the 173rd Fighter Wing as a memorial to deceased Kingsley Firefighter Larry Brown. The tree was moved by the contractors at the request of the base. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Jefferson Thompson)

KINGSLEY FIELD, Ore. -- Last fall construction crews broke ground on a new firehouse for Kingsley Field firefighting operations, and it was completed in early May 2019. The facility boasts nearly twice the square-footage of the old facility, upgraded exhaust evacuation, water handling capabilities, and many other upgrades which help ensure safe operation of the department as well as expanding capability for an expanded flying mission at Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls, Oregon. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Jefferson Thompson)