Gwinnett to build two new fire stations
Lawrenceville, Ga. – Commissioners on Tuesday approved a construction contract to build Fire Station 31 and relocate Fire Station 10. According to Gwinnett Fire Chief Casey Snyder, the stations will enhance emergency response capabilities in this fast-growing community.
Fire Station 31 will be located at 1061 Collins Hill Road in Lawrenceville, across from Georgia Gwinnett College. This location provides quick access to the Highway 316 corridor and places fire and emergency medical personnel close to the college and surrounding homes and businesses.
Fire Station 10 is being relocated to 1131 Rock Springs Road in Lawrenceville, a more central site within its response territory. The new facility will provide adequate space for today’s crew members and allow for future expansion. It replaces a much older and smaller station that is currently located at the corner of Russell Road and Buford Drive.
At approximately 14,300 square feet each in size, both stations will feature a community classroom, drive-through apparatus bay, industrial grade kitchen, workout room, shower and restroom, office space and bunkrooms with private sleeping quarters. The voter-approved SPLOST sales tax program is funding the combined cost of $6,864,000 to build both stations. The major equipment and apparatus for each station will also be funded by SPLOST.
Work will get underway by April 2015 with completion expected within approximately one year.
Fire Chief Casey Snyder said, “We’re excited to be able to continue meeting the needs of the community and to improve the fire and medical response capabilities of the department.”