Sub-Project 1 encompassed replacing the existing Fire Station #2 which was previously located on Mitchell Bridge Road. The new site is located on the property at the intersection of Cleveland Road and Callaway Drive (265 Cleveland Road), acquired by ACCUG. The site also co-hosts the Cooperative Extension. The project included construction of a Fire Station of approximately 12,000 square feet in area, with three (3) drive through bays, sleeping quarters, office space, and general living accommodations for 12 Fire fighters and Officers. Additionally, space for a Community/Training room, related storage, workshop, utility and maintenance facilities shall be included.
The facility has greatly improved the living conditions of the personnel assigned. The former facility that housed Fire Station #2 experienced a roof collapse in the early 1980’s due to snow, as well as roof deflection due to accumulated ice. It currently offers little in the way of energy efficiency. In addition to improving the living conditions, providing a facility meeting current building codes, it will provide a more centrally located facility, relative to its service area, which has increased the Insurance Services Office rating of homes and businesses outside the current five (5) mile response zone, from a 9 to a 2. This will result in significant savings for homeowner’s and business owner’s fire insurance rates for structures located in this area, without compromising that of the existing population served.