WHITEFISH BAY, WI—The Fire Stations in both Whitefish Bay and Shorewood that commenced previous year are now complete.
The Shorewood Station transform began in December 2019, in accordance to North Shore Fireplace/RescueChief Robert Whitaker. The Whitefish Bay Station transform started off in June 2019.
Whitefish Bay station was built in 1953 and had limited updates, other than the kitchen, since then. The task involved a entire rework of the station together with updating the bathroom, locker and shower amenities to accommodate all sexes of personnel. The fitness room was up to date along with the kitchen area, and dwelling spots. A new unexpected emergency generator and new exterior garage doorways have been set up. The job price tag $941,110.
The Shorewood station rework was additional substantial. The Station was built in 1927 and had numerous additions through its existence.
Up until eventually 2017, the creating was shared by Shorewood Police Department and the Fire Division.
“When the PD still left, 50 % the setting up was unoccupied and the area separation amongst tenants was simply just not workable moving forward. The constructing was in will need of major repair, such as the HVAC Devices, the electrical infrastructure, and repair of drinking water leaks all through the constructing,” the Chief spelled out.
In Shorewood, the comprehensive rework of the station bundled updating the lavatory, locker and shower facilities to accommodate all sexes of staff. The health area, kitchen area, and living locations were also up to date. Equivalent to Whitefish Bay, a new crisis generator and new exterior garage doorways were mounted. Ultimate invoices are nonetheless being paid out, but the building contract was for $1.9 million, Chief Whitaker informed Patch.
“Equally projects offered up-to-date infrastructure of the facilities that assist present-working day hearth/rescue functions,” the Main explained to Patch.
That contains living/do the job facilities for all genders, decontamination room independent from living place, and IT infrastructure for another 50 yrs.
“These services make improvements to the operate atmosphere for all of our firefighters and paramedics assigned, so generating their get the job done natural environment additional friendly and at ease,” Chief Whitaker said.
Each tasks ended up funded by typical obligation bonds supported by the seven communities that make up the North Shore Fireplace Section.