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The Yuma community came out Wednesday to celebrate the dedication of a new fire station.
The opening of the city's sixth fire station is named after E.F. Sanguinetti, a man who made important contributions to Yuma's history.
"E.F. Sanguinetti was instrumental in the equipping and the organizing of our Yuma Fire Department way back before the turn of the last century in the late 1890s," said Mike Erfert, an administrative fire officer with the Yuma Fire Department.
Although the building bares his name, officials said the station is also dedicated to the Yuma community.
"This is the community's fire department and always will be," Erfert said.
Fire Station No. 1 stands at the site of two other buildings that served the community--the 2nd Avenue Grammar School that burned down in 1952, and a previous fire station.
The new station is located at 353 South 3rd Avenue in Yuma.
As part of the ceremony, new members of the United Yuma Fire Fighters Honor Guard were sworn in Wednesday--making a promise to represent the city and serve as role models.
The event was open to the public.