West Manatee Fire Station opens

By October 19, 2016Community

This month Wannemacher Jensen celebrated yet another fire station ribbon cutting (the firm has completed several fire stations, with several more in the queue).

West Manatee Fire Station 1 replaced an outdated fire station, while adding about 2,000 square-feet of space (from 7,696 to 9,500 square-feet).

The project involved the analysis of multiple sites; and the evaluation, design, and replacement of the existing station via the design-build delivery process.

The new facility includes: three apparatus bays, an officers’ office, additional office, reception, laundry room, mechanical room, data room, medical records room, and break room. Living quarters consist of eight dormitories, three bathrooms, a dayroom and a kitchen with pantry and dining. New unique features include fueling on-site and parking for eight additional district vehicles including emergency response trailers.

Last Saturday community leaders and neighbors joined fire officials for a public dedication ceremony and open house with tours, exhibits, and demonstrations.

Information about West Manatee Fire Rescue is available at: WMFR.org.

Further info is available on the West Manatee Firefighters Association Facebook page.

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