CARTER COUNTY, OK -- The Criner Hills Volunteer Fire Department has a new home Thursday night.
The department welcomed the community to their new fire-house.
Their second station will serve the area south of the Ardmore city limits to Oswalt Road and will house four trucks.
The Criner Hills fire captain, Chris Reding, hopes the new station will benefit residents.
Reding says, "It cuts our response time down, usually by about 10 minutes in this area. As well as giving them the ability to have that lower fire rating for their insurance. "
The old Criner Hills Fire station is west of Overbrook on country line road.