Hendersonville Fire Department holds beam signing commemoration at Station 1

News release from the City of Hendersonville:

On Tuesday, February 27, 2024, the Hendersonville Fire Department invited City Council members, construction representatives, community partners, and fire department and city staff to celebrate Fire Station 1’s construction progress at a beam signing commemoration at the Fire Station 1 construction site located at 851 North Main Street. Attendees signed the beam a day before it was lifted and placed atop the station. The signed, final structural beam will be visible in the apparatus bay after construction is complete. Attendees also had the opportunity to tour the building, which is expected to be completed by the end of May. A grand opening ceremony will be planned following the project’s completion where the public can join and celebrate this much-needed public safety amenity.

City Council members, construction representatives, community partners, and fire department and city staff had the opportunity to tour Fire Station 1’s progress and sign a construction beam a day before it is lifted and placed atop the station. This was the final structural beam, and it will be visible in the apparatus bay after construction is complete.

Fire Station 1 replaces the previous station that was no longer adequate for the growing ISO Class 1 Hendersonville Fire Department. The station will house three companies and their Battalion Chiefs, corresponding living quarters, restrooms and shower facilities in addition to administrative offices, life safety division offices and a Fire Department training room.

  • Construction Manager at Risk: Edifice General Contractors
  • Architect: ADW Architects
  • 19,745 square foot station
    1. Air quality improvements/venting apparatus exhaust (compared to previous station)
    2. Restroom and shower facilities for female firefighters
    3. Office space for administration, fire marshal’s office, and life safety office
    4. 3 full-length/pull-through apparatus bays + 1 half-bay – with bi-folding doors to

      accommodate: i. 1 ladder

      ii. 2 engines
      iii. 1 quick response vehicle (QRV)

    5. Fiber optic supported internet, security, and alerting systems
    6. New curb & gutter + sidewalk around entire site
  • Edifice Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) = $12,849,445
  • Sustainability items

    a. Rainwater harvesting & irrigation system
    b. Groundwater & stormwater management improvements c. Heat island reductions
    d. Permeable paver parking areas
    e. Photovoltaic array ready (conduit installed, no panels)
    f. Low volatile organic compound (VOC) finishes

    Estimated Completion:

    Hendersonville Fire Department staff is expected to be in Fire Station 1 by the end of May 2024 with a grand opening ceremony to be scheduled later in the year.

    HFD appreciates the collaboration of Henderson County Emergency Services and Valley Hill Fire & Rescue who have housed an engine company and peak-hour truck as well as Carolina Village who have offered office space to ensure uninterrupted services throughout the construction process.

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