Construction has begun to replace Kidron (OH) Volunteer Fire Department’s decades-old station, reports the-daily-record.com, as workers recently erected the new building’s frame and started work on its trusses prior.
The estimated cost to raze the old facility and build the new 14,800-square-foot station is about $2.6 million—most of which the department had hoped to fund with donations, the report says.
The new digs—being built at the site of the former building, at Kidron and Emerson roads—will address its predecessor’s lack of storage and safety issues. Hoses, trucks, and other equipment were often stored in a separate building, according to the report.
In addition to new bays, the station will feature a wash bay, a tower for a fire hose drying rack, office space, a large meeting room, sleeping quarters, and an exercise room, as well as a kitchen, laundry and locker room facilities, the report notes.