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MERIDIAN — The city of Meridian unveiled Wednesday a public art piece at the new Fire Station No. 6.

The Meridian Arts Commission commissioned the bronze statue, which depicts a firefighter kneeling and holding a fire hose. Local artist Daniel Borup created the statue.

“We are honored to have this sculpture depicting the service we provide to Meridian,” said Meridian Fire Chief Niemeyer in a news release. “This piece, representing all firefighters, is fitting for our brand new Fire Station Six.”

The sculpture cost the city $35,000, including $12,000 to cover Borup’s labor and artist fee.

“Public art is a great way to reflect our values and enhance our quality of life,” said Mayor Robert Simison. “I appreciate the efforts of the Meridian Arts Commission and the artist, Mr. Borup, who worked hard to come up with a concept that really embraces Meridian Fire Department.”

The new fire station, located at 1435 W. Overland Road, opened in March.

Borup, a Meridian native, also created the “Out on the Town” sculpture at Meridian City Hall.

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