January 17, 2021, was the beginning of a new era for the Absecon Fire department as firefighters, led by Chief Roy Talley, moved in from their old station (left) to their new one (above) under bright sunny skies. After a few remarks by Chief Roy, the station was blessed with a reminder: “A fire department is not the building, but the persons who occupy it.” Once the blessing was held, remarks were given by Absecon Mayor Horton who thanked all of those involved in this undertaking. Following that, firefighters traditionally pushed the rigs into the station with an open house and refreshments following.       

– Fire News photos by Dennis C. Sharpe