Jackson (NH) Fire Department Pleas for New Station

The Jackson (NH) Fire Department recently held an open house for its 58 Main St. station, as well as a plea to voters to replace the 1947-built 4,000-square-foot facility, reports conwaydailysun.com.

An eight-page handout was given to anyone who stopped by the open house. The report notes it paired numbered deficiencies with corresponding pictures on laminated photo boards highlighting such things as no floor drainage, no maintenance shop, training room not ADA accessible, among others.

To rectify these issues, voters were persuaded to apppropriate $25,000 for designs from Samyn-D’Elia Architects of Holderness, which also designed the $6.7 million North Conway Fire Station, the report says.

The proposed Jackson station would be one story, 8,100 square feet, and incorporate all the wants and needs of the department, including a mezzanine in the apparatus bay, translucent skylights, a large training area, room for four apparatus plus other vehicles, a decontamination room, and separate men’s and women’s toilets, according to the report.

The potential new facility would sit on the same site as the current station but farther back from the street, which would allow for more parking.

Officials say the estimated cost would be between $4.5 million and $5.7 million.

The current station has been renovated several times; additional highway bays were added in the 1960s, a second story was added in 1983, and, in 2004, a fourth bay was added, the report notes.

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