Officials: Work on two new Beach fire stations on schedule

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by Karen Hopkins, 13News Now

WVEC.com

Posted on July 9, 2013 at 6:11 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jul 9 at 6:21 PM

VIRGINIA BEACH -- Work on the new Chesapeake Beach Fire Station and Town Center Fire Station in Virginia Beach is progressing well and on schedule, officials said Tuesday.

The Chesapeake Beach Fire Station is located at the intersection of Greenwell Road and Shore Drive and is a 14,644-square-foot, two-story structure that will accommodate three truck bays and sleeping quarters for 10 Fire and EMS personnel.

Support facilities include a lobby with watch desk, an information technology room, equipment storage, decontamination room, workroom, dayroom and training rooms, kitchen/dining facilities, shower/restroom facilities, physical training room and offices for the Fire and EMS captains.

The total project budget for the station is $5.66 million. Construction crews began work on February 27, 2012, and the project is expected to be completed by September.

The Town Center Fire Station is even larger at 25,916 square feet and features four bays with space to expand to a fifth if needed. The two-story building, located west of Town Center on Columbus Street, will house sleeping quarters for 15 Fire and EMS workers and a battalion chief.

The facility has also been sited to accommodate an additional four sleeping quarters if expansion becomes necessary.

This station is larger than most because the second floor will contain about 7,500 square feet of office space for Fire Administration, which is currently located at the Municipal Center.

Support facilities include a lobby with watch desk, information technology room, equipment storage, decontamination room, work room, dayroom/training rooms, kitchen/dining facilities, shower/restroom facilities, physical training room and offices for the Fire and EMS captains as well as the battalion chief.

The cost for this station is $9.43 million. Work began on March 12, 2012, and is expected to be completed by October.

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