Ground has finally been broken on a new Madison (Ohio) Fire District fire station after higher than expected bids delayed it for two months, according a report in the News-Herald.
The exterior will feature a masonry facade on the front, while some type of composite siding will grace the rest of the building. The board also opted to go with an asphalt shingle roof instead of a steel one.
Inside, the new building will feature dorms instead of firefighters having to sleep on bunk beds, a workout facility, four bays to house ambulances and fire trucks, a modern kitchen quarters, as well as a meeting room that will be open to the community. Outside, there will be a retention pond out back where firefighters can train for water rescues.
Construction on the new fire station is slated to be completed by August and cost about $3.9 million.