Fantastic progress has been made on the new fire station, and it remains on schedule to be completed in the Fall. The roof, windows and drywall are all close to being finished, in addition to the floor drains and underground utilities that are completely installed. The 20,000-square-foot structure now actually looks like a fire station as crews lay the final brickwork, pour the concrete floors, and finalize the remaining tasks involved in completing the exterior of the building.
The next phase of construction is the interior work that involves completing the living quarters for the on-duty crews and the bays for the two engines, two medic units, Life Squad 8, a brush truck, a supervisor vehicle and provisions for the tower ladder.
“It’s been many many years since a new fire station was built in Oregon. It is exciting for our community as well as our firefighters,” says Fire Chief Denny Hartman. “Improved health and safety for our staff and improving our services to the residents and visitors will come because of this project. Thanks for all the support!”