Millville (DE) Volunteer Fire Company Gets Station Upgrade Approval; Eyes New Apparatus

Officials say that a fundraising campaign will continue for five years.

The Millville (DE) Volunteer Fire Company (MVFC) on Tuesday received final approval from Town Council for its 5,000-square-foot station addition, reports coastalpoint.com. The fire company announced plans for the addition last month, and the project is expected to cost $2 million.

The addition to MVFC’s main station on Route 26 will encompass sleeping quarters for the company’s new live-in program, which, officials say, allows both volunteers and paid crews to sleep at the station.

In addition, the project aims to provide the company with more living and training space as well as for necessary emergency training classes. The project also includes significant renovations to the 36-year-old building, the report says. The kitchen will receive upgrades, and a new fire sprinkler system will also be added.

Officials say that a fundraising campaign will continue for five years. They add that the Community Heroes Capital Campaign will be separate from the company’s annual fire and EMS fundraisers—the funds from which go toward their operating budgets.

On top of the station addition, MVFC is looking to replace a couple of apparatus in the coming years. The company’s engine tanker is scheduled for replacement in 2023, at an estimated cost of $850,000, and, soon thereafter, one of its frontline engines will also need replacing at a cost of about $575,000, officials say.

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