Design unveiled for Godfrey Fire Station


GODFREY — Artist renderings have been revealed for the planned $6.5 million Godfrey Fire Station and Administration Building.

The new 15,000 square foot facility at 3023 Godfrey Road will replace the district’s two existing fire stations which lack space for modern fire and emergency service vehicles and equipment.

In April 2021, residents of the Fire Protection District voted in favor of a $7.5 million bond issue, 2190 to 996, to raise funds to shore up Godfrey Stations No. 1 and No. 2 at a planned new fire station at the former Hi Way House location near the intersection of Godfrey Road and Homer Adams Parkway, and to replace old equipment.

The district celebrated its 75th year in 2021 in the face of major repairs to its two 50-year-old fire stations that had survived their intended 20-year use.

The planned facility will include bays for driving devices and space for medical and other supplies, as well as training and administrative areas such as meeting spaces, offices and living quarters.

“This important project will allow the Fire District to operate more efficiently while strengthening our District’s mission to protect the lives and property of the citizens of the Village of Godfrey,” said Terry Ford, Chairman of the District Fire District Board of Directors. fires.

Construction of the facility is expected to begin this fall and be complete by the end of 2023.

“The directors and project team are working diligently to deliver this project in a way that meets all of our objectives, despite the current construction market challenges and supply chain difficulties,” said said Gerard Fischer, Secretary/Treasurer of the Fire District Board. trustees.

The district’s representative in the project is Northstar Management. The architect is FGM Architectes. SM Wilson & Co. of Edwardsville was chosen as the construction manager.

The Fire Protection District is a separate entity from the Village, employing 17 full-time staff and 12 paid on-call staff. The district covers 36 square miles and 18,000 people. It currently has two rescue pumpers, one reserve emergency pumper, one reserve pumper, one tanker/tender, two EMS vehicles, two brush trucks and one rescue vehicle. commandment.


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