According to a report from AJC.com, Milton (GA) Fire-Rescue (MFR) Fire Station 42 (FS42) at 15240 Thompson Road, closed on February 6 for demolition, to eventually be replaced by the construction of a larger fire station. During the transition, Fire Station 44, located at the Public Safety Complex on Highway 9, will house FS42′s firefighters.
MFR firefighters there and elsewhere around the city will respond to calls formerly served out of FS42.
The new 6,500-square-foot, one-story FS42 will feature 12 parking spaces and eight bunk rooms, and its drive-through bays will allow firefighters to avoid backing the fire truck in from Thompson Road. The station will also have a barn-like look, a back patio, open trusses, and a fireplace in the center of the main communal space.
The city is encouraging those travelling by car, bike, or foot along Thompson Road to use caution while the demolition and construction takes place. The new building is expected to open by the end of the year.