07/04/15 146 W, 4 I - + 0 - 3 New Fire Station 3 Under Construction in Wilmington

Photographer Lee Wilson wandered to Wilmington this week and snapped a couple pictures of Fire Station 3, which is under construction on Cinema Drive. The 14,500 square-foot facility was designed by Becker Morgan Group. The $3.4 million fire station will is designed to house ten firefighters. See larger version of drawings. See more Wilmington FD photos from Lee, including a ton of truck photos.

The fire station project is part of a restructuring plan that was announced in 2014, and that planned to close four fire stations, build two new stations, and relocate one fire company. Read prior blog post. What's the status on the overall plan? This WECT story from February notes that the Shipyard Boulevard fire station still needed more funding. We'll do some more sniffing around, and see if readers have information to add.


Lee Wilson photos


The floor plan includes a community training room (lower corner of drawing, blue space). I’ve seen those in newer stations here and there. How often do the bigger cities have them? Greensboro, Charlotte, Atlanta, etc.? Do they get they used a lot? (We don’t have them in Raleigh fire stations.)
Legeros - 07/04/15 - 10:24

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