Fire officials gave a first look inside Streetsboro’s new fire station, reports Record-Courier.
In 2019 voters approved a 20-year, 0.8-mill levy to fund the $5.43 million project. Nearly a year after ground broke on the project in April 2021, construction is nearly halfway finished. Designs were carefully planned to ensure the new building could be all of those things.
The first floor features two emergency bays. One is for the city’s three ambulances while the other will hold larger apparatus such as ladder trucks. The ambulances get their own area, because a majority of calls received by the fire department are for medical emergencies.
The fire station also had modern amenities like a turnout gear room. It is outfitted with special extractor to help clean gear and rid it of smoke and other carcinogens. The nearby vehicle bay will also have a diesel exhaust system to help dispel fuel fumes.
Upstairs there is a gym, two locker rooms, a laundry room, and 10 individual sleeping areas. An average shift of firefighters has at least six people.