The Streetsboro (OH) Fire Department officially moved into its new station, which is located just behind the old station at 9184 Route 43, reports record-courier.com. A grand opening is expected this summer.
The first floor features two emergency vehicle bays divided by alarm room and a staircase leading up to the second floor. Near the bays is the turnout gear room; it’s outfitted with special extractor to help clean gear and rid it of smoke and other carcinogens.
The second floor is essentially for sleeping, showering, and exercising. It was purposely designed that way to keep crews from constantly moving between the two floors.
The dining area doubles as a space for video training. On the other side of the kitchen are administration offices. Upstairs is a gym, two locker rooms, a laundry room, and 10 individual sleeping areas. An average shift of firefighters has at least six people, officials say.
In 2019 voters approved a 20-year, 0.8-mill levy to fund the $5.43 million project.