Saturday, April 9, 2022

 Groundbreaking being held for new Fowlerville Fire Station on April 19

The public is invited to attend the groundbreaking of the new Fowlerville Fire Station at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 19. The ceremony will take place at the 5.6-acre building site, located on West Grand River, just west of Gregory Road.

Fire Chief Bob Feig said that construction will start “soon after,” with completion expected a year from now. The project, he said, has an estimated cost of around $6 million.

The 17,900 square-foot station will have five drive-thru bays that will house the department’s seven vehicles, with room for three more if needed.

“We’ll have five offices, a large training room and a small conference room,” Feig noted. “There’s also a kitchen, the restrooms with showers, and storage rooms.”

The department currrently has several members who work during the day, along with the paid-on-call firefighters. In anticipation that the station will eventually be staffed around-the-clock, the station will have two sleeping quarters and a small day room.

“We feel the new building should adequately handle our equipment and personel in the foreseeable future,” Feig said, “but there is room on the site to expand the building in the future.”

The new station will replace the hall on North Grand Avenue.

Along with the general public, the Fowlerville Fire Board, department members, local governmental officials, and area lawmakers are being invited to the event.

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