Chelmsford Fire Station
The existing Center Fire Headquarters, built in 1955, no longer supports full time personnel and modern fire-fighting equipment. Issues include a deteriorating two story structural slab at the apparatus bays which requires extensive shoring rendering the lower level unusable for equipment, failing bearing walls, cracks in the foundations, low clearance room, and inadequate infrastructure, offices, personnel support spaces and storage areas. The small site, at 10,800 square feet, does not include a large enough apron, or any area for training or for maneuvering apparatus including a Quint.
Following programming, several sites and designs were explored and presented at Town Meetings. This Spring 2012, voters supported the location of a facility on Town owned land adjacent to Town offices. The new facility will include 3,400 square feet of renovated space in the town office building, which will house administrative personnel, Fire Prevention and training and 11,300 square feet in new construction including five double deep apparatus bays with support spaces, operations offices and firefighter day rooms and sleeping quarters. This new facility, with adequate apron and outdoor training areas, will keep the headquarters located in the center of Town allowing it to continue supporting the smaller stations located in this Town bisected by several major roadways including Routes 3 and 495.
Completion: In Progress