Fire Capt. Caleb Ford said as part of the open house there will be a parade to escort equipment to the new firehouse along State Route 29, a dedication ceremony and a drawing for a gun raffle at 7 p.m. Ford added a dinner, a bounce house and visits from medical helicopters will take place throughout the day.
Last fall, a levy aimed at providing funds to construct the firehouse in Adams Township passed 73.73 percent to 26.27 percent.
"We were blown away with the amount of support," Ford said on the ballot results. "That was quite a surprise."
Adams Township Trustee Paul Pullins said a goal for the township has been to have the facility up and running as quickly as possible.
Pullins said once construction is completed the cost of the building will be around $1,075,000. Pullins said construction on the building started in May and the building will be operational starting Dec. 1.
Due to a lack of space in the current firehouse, located at 11026 State Route 29, Pullins said, the township has rented buildings to house fire and EMS vehicles.
"This will do away with that," Pullins said. "We will have everything centralized in our own building."
"Our fleet is bigger, the trucks they make nowadays are so much bigger than they were when that building was built that they don't fit through the doors anymore," Ford said. "It will have nice features like a meeting room, space for exercise equipment, decontamination showers and space to store our gear."
With all of the vehicles in one place, Ford said the department should have faster response times to emergencies.
In addition to the firehouse portion, the building will also provide a meeting room or space for parties that can be rented to the public. Pullins said township trustee meetings will be held in the building starting with the December meeting.