Marshfield (MA) Operating from New Fire Station

After months of delays, Marshfield Fire Department has begun operating out of its new station on Massasoit Avenue.

Personnel spent Friday moving in trucks and supplies from the temporary station.

Fire Chief Kevin Robinson, who spent years advocating for a new station in the Ocean Bluff-Brant Rock area, said Friday that he was happy to be settling in.

After Robinson spent nearly a decade advocating for a new station, Town Meeting approved funding for the project in October 2012. The previous fire station was built in the early 1900s, with a cement garage added in the mid 1900s, Robinson said.

Construction on the approximately $3.5 million new facility was originally supposed to be completed by April 21 by contractor Linwood Construction of Woburn, Robinson said.

While Robinson declined to comment on the reason for the delay, he praised town officials for working hard to make sure the station got completed. The project is within budget as well, he said.

The new station is about 8,000 square feet and features four apparatus bays and two floors of living quarters. Each bay is set up to fuel trucks inside the building, Robinson said.

The apparatus bay also features a stainless steel sink for firefighters to wash in for infection control, an eye-wash stand, and a washer and dryer.

For more information, view marshfield.wickedlocal.com

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