In October 2020, the fire station solicitation process was initiated, with a design and build agreement made in July 2021. In February 2022, the new fire station project officially began with the demolition of the 1978 station. A new 31,000-square-foot fire station now stands in the same location at 440 N. Boundary Street. Construction took place over a year and 8 months. The groundbreaking of the site took place on Friday, April 22, 2022, and the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new station took place on Wednesday, November 8, 2023. Both events were attended by City officials, fire department personnel past and present, and members of the community.
The new fire station is cutting-edge and has many features including:
State-of-the-art station alerting system
An emphasis on firefighter health and safety
Cancer preventative measures
Emergency Operations Center
The exterior design of the fire station was chosen through a collaborative process including public and personnel input, and approved by the City Council. Interior layout, design, and other details were selected by station design committee members from the fire department. The new fire station was designed by Guernsey Tingle Architects and built by David Nice Builders.