Fire Station 10 in Norfolk is getting major renovations, reports 10wavy.com.
The $900,000 investment is part of the city’s Capital Improvement plan and the project is expected to be complete in five months.
The upgrades will provide a safer environment and better living areas, with more privacy for first responders in sleeping areas and the bathroom and shower area. The fire station is also getting central air conditioning and heat, and the plumbing and electric will be upgraded.
Firefighters will have temporary quarters. The fire department posted on its Facebook, “These campers are actually housing the crew members assigned to Station 10 for the next five months. Starting Monday, October 12, NFR begins a major upgrade to the 60 year-old building. The $900K renovation project will modernize the station in an effort to improve the health, safety and living conditions for our members. In order to accomodate the members while adhering to the CDC distancing guidelines, the campers will house those assigned to Engine 10 and Medic 10. Ladder 10 will be moved a short distance down the road to Fire Station #4. Upon completion of the project, Ladder 10 will then move back home.”