Station #5 - $862,000
Based on architectural plans prepared by Waggoner Architecture of Roswell, Vantage Engineering and Construction of Roswell received the bid for construction of the new fire station #5 at 225 West Gayle. The cost of the new fire station will come to $862,000. This station will replace the existing station 6 blocks west at 701 West Gayle. The site is situated immediately behind KRPV Christian Television Station at the intersection of Gayle and South Main. The new station will incorporate larger living quarters, larger truck room, firefighter parking, public parking and ADA accessibility. Itís proximity, one half block from main street, will enable quick access north and south on main street which is most often used for emergency response from this station. Built in 1965 the existing station was constructed perpendicular to the corner, negating any future expansion. At the time the station was built, it was designed to house only one fire truck and designed for only two firefighters working each shift.
Since 1983, three firefighters work each shift and two apparatus are currently housed in this station. This new station is designed for future expansion of the living quarters and an additional truck bay if necessary.
The bids for this station were opened Tuesday, August 29, 2000 at 2:00 p.m. Award of the bid was approved at the city council meeting of September 14, 2000.
We will post photos of the construction progress on this site.
Station #4 - $1,202,865
Based on architectural plans prepared by Waggoner Architecture of Roswell, Waide Construction of Roswell received the bid for construction of the new fire station #4 at the Roswell Industrial Air Center. The cost of the new fire station will come to $1,202,865. This station will replace the existing station 4 at #2 Challenger at the RIAC. The site for this station is located at the west end of the RIAC park, west of the airport terminal and east of the current fire station.
This station will replace the existing facility which was built in the early 1950's. The station has the need for asbestos abatement. It has exposed water and gas lines, a leaking roof which can no longer be patched, ceilings which are falling, deteriorated soffit and facia, ventilation problems deemed hazardous to the firefighters, inefficient insulation, inadequate heating and air conditioning and poor station design.
Fire Station #2
Preliminary drafts for major remodel of this fire station are due to begin in early November 2000.
Also built in 1957, Fire Station #2, located at 501 East McGaffey, contains asbestos. It has inadequate restrooms, sleeping area, and truck room. This station, like #3 & #5 above, was built to house two firefighters per shift, for a total of six. Today each shift is staffed with three firefighters at each station, for a total of nine firefighters working and living in a station built for six. A new truck room will be built on the rear of the station with the front of the station reoriented to face Garden Avenue. The west end of the station will and existing dorms will be remodeled into public parking, public facilities, office and reception area. The existing truck room will be remodeled to house the dorm rooms, bathrooms, laundry and workout area.
Fire Station #1
Preliminary discussion and draft plans for remodel of this fire station are also scheduled for November 2000.
Built in 1957, Fire Station #1, located at 200 South Richardson, had building additions made in 1971 and again in 1983. In 1999, $120,000 in dedicated fire department gross receipts dollars were used to replace the old evaporative cooling system and the heating system. The old windows were also replaced with new energy efficient windows.
This station contains asbestos with the need to remodel the dorm room area, build a workout room and provide an overall upgrade of the station. Replacing the rear asphalt parking area and the front concrete ramps will present a welcomed update to the exterior of the facility.
This station was built in 1963. Located at 2901 North Garden, the circular design and construction style does not lend itself to easy expansion. A new workout area, public parking, and firefighter parking are planned as well as remodel of the kitchen and bathroom.
Station #6 located at 1501 North Sycamore, was built in 1982. The station will receive new paint, modification of the truck room exhaust system, and flooring.
Of the stations noted above, only Station #1 is partially ADA accessible. As part of our effort to reach the citizens of each district with neighborhood fire and medical safety programs, these facilities need replacement and serious renovation to provide quality services for the next 20 years, not only for the citizens, but for the firefighters expected to work and live in the firehouse.
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