City of Bridgewater Shares Information and facts on Proposed New Fireplace Headquarters Format and Inside Characteristics

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A rendering of the proposed Bridgewater Fire Headquarters developing. (Photograph courtesy Jacunski Humes Architects, LLC)

BRIDGEWATER — City Supervisor Michael Dutton and the Hearth Station Developing Committee wish to share with the community particulars about the layout and inside functions of the proposed Bridgewater Hearth Headquarters. 

There is a absence of area through the recent Bridgewater Fire Headquarters developing for supplies, tools, and documents and administrative needs. The apparatus bays are also too little to dwelling all of the hearth cars meant to be at headquarters. Firefighters’ dwelling amenities are out-of-date and the making lacks handicap accessible locations and suitable lavatory facilities. 

The proposed new station is developed to have the correct space to accommodate the station’s recent staff and machines, and has space for long run progress. 

On the key floor of the proposed station is a new decontamination place to clear equipment when firefighters return from phone calls in which contamination was most likely, as properly as focused storage spaces for health care provides, parts and tools, and other gear.

The current station lacks area for present-day firefighters’ gear, new or added equipment and equipment for newly hired firefighters. The new station is intended with a significant area on the major floor that is outfitted with a substantial amount of lockers to retail store firefighters’ turnout gear as well as excess gear. 

The structure also features wanted business and administrative place for coaching and EMS officers, fireplace avoidance and unexpected emergency administration staff. Furthermore, there is a meeting place and a instruction classroom that will make it possible for the office to carry out extra trainings on-web page. The classroom will also double as an Unexpected emergency Operations Heart through an crisis or crisis. 

The upper ground of the proposed station design and style functions contemporary dwelling services for on-responsibility firefighters, which includes non-public sleeping parts, dozens of lockers for firefighters’ own items and a focused physical teaching area. Available toilet facilities for adult males and gals are also situated in the station, along with a kitchen area, dining area and day home.

The new station will also have properly-sized equipment bays for fire motor vehicles. There are a variety of newer and larger sized vehicles that should really be housed at the recent headquarters station, but because of to its age and size, the station is not outfitted to healthy certain motor vehicles. The proposed new station options the required bay room and creating top for the station’s a number of ambulances, engines and cars and trucks, as effectively as the tower truck and airboat.

The proposed hearth headquarters station layout can be viewed here.

A part of the funding included in a proposed debt exclusion will go toward mechanical and other vital perform at Station 2 (Prattown), which include upgrading the storage spaces for tools kept outdoor, which will increase the equipment’s usable everyday living.

Voters will be asked whether or not they approve the proposed personal debt exclusion on the ballot at the town election on Saturday, April 23. The challenge would be funded by way of a debt exclusion, which permits the town to choose on debt to pursue funds assignments when temporarily growing the tax rate. At the time the personal debt services on the venture is total, the tax fee decreases. Polls are open up from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Mitchell at the Center University, 166 Mt. Prospect St.

About the Undertaking:

The Bridgewater Fireplace Headquarters, situated at 22 College St., has stood due to the fact the late 1850s. Nowadays, the fire station serves as headquarters and accommodates above 50 staff. In 2019, an advertisement hoc committee was convened to evaluation the existing station, identify the needs of a modern day division, obtain a opportunity new station locale, and identify how the town can most effective address the present station’s deficiencies. 

 A new station is proposed to be designed at 1185 Enjoyable St. This locale is approximately 2.7 miles from the existing headquarters station and presents much better, much more obtainable hearth and EMS protection for the western location of Bridgewater.

Voters will be asked to approve a $23 million financial debt exclusion to fund hearth facilities projects. About $2 million of this funding would go towards mechanical and other essential upgrades at Station 2 (Prattown), which was designed in 2000. 

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More info on the venture can also be discovered on the town’s New Hearth Headquarters website.