With the decision made to
move ahead to construct a new fire station in 2005, the building committee
took input for the officers and members for features for consideration
in the new structure.
Major consideration was
given to insure adequate space for apparatus. As a result, four apparatus
bays, 60+ feet deep with 14’ high doors will allow the largest piece of
fire apparatus built (58’) long to easily fit into quarters. The front
of the station will feature a wide concrete apron that will allow for all
apparatus to be pull out of the station.
On the first floor of the
station consists of day room, dining room, kitchen, a "watch" room,
two storage areas and a mechanic's room that also contains a washer and
dryer and a cascade system. Also featured on the first floor is a training
room that can accommodate 50 students. This room also serves a dual
purpose as a meeting room.
The height of the structure
allowed for the development of the second floor. The area directly above
the first floor living area was fully utilized. This area includes a recreational
area, a physical fitness arean, admistrative offices, a bunk room,
and a locker room with shower facilities. The building
has radiant heat flooring. Living areas are air-conditioned.
One thing that is missing;
a banquet hall. While the banquet hall served it's purpose for many
years, changes in the public's demand for the facilities and a review cost/profit
benefits made it clear to the membership that there would be no banquet
hall in the facility. While the hall was often used for various fund raising
activities, the building committee has explored other revenue generating
options, NOT dependent on a banquet hall. The banquet hall was
sold in August 2007.
Relocation to the new station
occurred on April 25, 2006.
August, 17 2005