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Londonderry looks at fire station upgrades

Union Leader Correspondent

December 07. 2016 6:10PM
Town officials are hoping to rennovate and expand Central Fire Station, which was built in 1978. (COURTESY)

LONDONDERRY — Officials are looking at potential changes to one of the town’s fire stations.

Applicantions for those wishing to run a feasibility study for the fire department’s Central Fire Station are being accepted from now until March 1. The station is on Mammoth Road and the hope is to both renovate and expand the building.

The study would determine the feasibility of the changes, the costs of the work as well as floor plan options and estimates of space needed.

Some of the proposed changes include adding new apparatus bays to the south side of the building and adding a new structure to the north side that would house things like sleeping quarters, officers, an exercise room, a kitchen, and a training and command room.

Four foot height increases to the current garage doors are also being asked for.

Any ongoing construction would have to accommodate the 24/7 staff on hand in case of emergency. Temporary housing for the team that dispatches for both Londonderry and Hampstead would also be needed.

Should any feasibility study not be suitable, officials would also be look for alternatives from the developers.

The current 8,584-square-foot building was built in 1978. The building is one of three that Londonderry firefighters operate out of.

Bid packets can be found in the Town Manager’s officer or on the website. A list of the potential changes being asked for and where the sealed bids should be mailed to can be found on the town’s website.

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