According to a report from The Daily News, the Batavia (NY) Fire Department (BFD) has town permission to begin moving into its new $3.2 million home, Fire Station No. 2, located on Stringham Drive, although the station won’t be fully operation for several weeks.
Building Inspector Dan Lang noted that the the town can now issue a certificate of occupancy conditional upon its site work, which has yet to be done, but the BFD can begin the moving-in process.
The 10,735-square-foot facility replaces a smaller building currently in use on Clinton Street Road. The new station features two drive-through bays for vehicles and equipment; a decontamination room and separate laundry room for firefighters returning from a response; a four-room dormitory for personnel use, as needed; a day room; a kitchen; and a conference room.
Computers and some other items purchased for the new station are being installed.
There is a plan to have a small “grand opening” event that will include town representatives, with a more public open house to take place as soon as it’s deemed safe to have one.