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Copyright 2005 -- Collinsville, Oklahoma

Fire/EMS Open House
August 30, 2005 -- Collinsville, Oklahoma
First Completed Vision 2025 Building
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New Building In Use Since June Formally Dedicated with Band & Speeches & Ribbon Busting
In The Shadows Of The 1913 City Hall / Fire Station Still Being Restored From The Dec. 2001 Fire

Members of Collinsville Crimson Cadet Band arrived early and provided entertainment for the good sized dedication and open house crowd.
U.S. Representative John Sullivan was one of the many dignitaries here Tuesday to formally dedicate the new Collinsville Fire/EMS facility.
Collinsville Fire Chief Russell Young thanked all making this new building possible including the Tulsa County voters who approved the Vision 2025 funding of projects like this one. Tulsa will hold a ground breaking tomorrow for the new 18,000-seat event center designed by world-renowned Cesar Pelli. Visit for more information on this and all other Vision 2025 projects.
Fire Chief Russell Young and EMS Director Elizabeth Sullivan drove a fire truck and ambulance forward to bust a ribbon held by State Senator Randy Brogdon, Tulsa County Commissioners Bob Dick and Wilbert Collins, U.S. Representative John Sullivan and Collinsville Mayor Stan Sallee.
Collinsville EMS Director Elizabeth Sullivan was interviewed by KRMG following the speeches and ribbon busting. The crowd was invited in to tour the new facility.
The Life Flight Helicopter made a fly by of the Collinsville Fire/EMS facility late during the open house August 30, 2005.
A Sample of Previous Coverage