Published 12:00 am Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Special to the Reporter

Calera Councilmembers plan to honor deceased firefighter Chris Roy by naming the fire station where he worked after him.

The council will name Fire Station No. 2 The Christopher J. Roy Building.

Roy, 25, died Nov. 28 during a traffic collision while responding to a call.

Calera Fire Chief Tommy Moon said the department considered naming a new truck after Roy, but he thinks naming the station is a more fitting tribute.

Moon said the building will serve the city indefinitely.

&uot;A truck is only going to last so long,&uot; Moon said. &uot;Hopefully that building will be there from now on.&uot;

Roy helped construct the station and then worked as a full-time firefighter in the building, which is located on George Roy Parkway.

&uot;I think it’s a fitting honor to Chris, with the amount of work he but in there,&uot; Moon said. &uot;That was his station.