The 62-year-old Washington Township fire station will be replaced if voters approve a bond issue, reports Richland Source.
The current facility is old and does not meet current EPA standards. The new $9 million facility would help the department reach current standards. The new structure would have living and sleeping quarters for fire department members, something the current firehouse does not provide. The fire station would encompass 18,000 to 21,000 square feet and would have five drive-through bays for fire apparatus.
Response times for the all-volunteer department could be greatly enhanced if firefighters could stay at the fire station.