Medford has begun repairs on six fire stations and is examining long-term solutions for the fire department’s facilities, reports Patch.com.
The mayor’s administration hired a consultant to internally begin the procurement process to address more urgent needs. Those improvements include:
- Roof repairs and preventive roof/leak maintenance at multiple stations
- Window replacement at several stations.
- Structural evaluation at Engine 3.
- Review of longer-term needs
- Electrical needs, hot water heaters, overhead door repairs, lighting, heating, and mold testing.
- Renovation of two kitchens.
A task force designed to evaluate the projects is also considering possible options for relocating the facilities, the report cites each of the current station locations as best suited to meet the needs of the community, noting the department’s response time during emergency calls.