07/29/09 198 W, 1 I - + 6 - 11 Carrboro Starts Work on New Fire Station

Construction has started on Carrboro Station 2 at 1411 Homestead Road, reports today's News & Observer. The combination fire, police, and EMS facility will be staffed with an engine company and four firefighters. It'll primarily serve the northern area of CFD's district, including Rogers Road, Winmore, Claremont, Wexford, and Lake Hogan Farms areas. This will also be a "green" fire station in its design and construction, including, as this MyNC.com article notes, "recycled building materials, maximum use of natural light, waterless urinals, high-efficiency lighting, a gray-water retention and filtering system and a solar-powered water heater."

As the architect's project site adds, "layout of the station was designed in such a way as to minimize harsh southern sun exposure as well create a functional fluid layout that allows for an efficient heating and cooling system." The fire statiion will have two drive-through bays, with adajcent decon, shop, and storage areas. Living areas will include a watch room, triage room, day room, kitchen, dining/training room, and exercise room. The general contractor is Central Builders of Mebane. The architect is Stewart-Cooper-Newell. More about the Carrboro Fire Department.

And announced today, Carrboro Fire Department is receiving a $646,075 SAFER grant, for hiring 6 firefighters. Congrats Carrboro!
Legeros - 07/31/09 - 22:23

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