Brentwood News | Town of Brentwood
On Friday, September 10, the Mayor and Commissioners of the Town of Brentwood, along with the City Manager, Brentwood Fire and Rescue Chiefs, Design and Construction Crews celebrated by opening the fifth fire station in city firefighters. The $ 9 million project will place the city’s newest station in the fast-growing southeastern part of Brentwood at 9551 Split Log Road.
The short ceremony, held one day before the 20the anniversary of the September 11 attacks on America, began with a tribute to the lives lost that day. Brentwood Mayor Rhea Little said: “That dark day twenty years ago was destined to darken our minds as Americans. That day proved that the men and women on the front lines, in combat uniforms and boots, and behind badges, are all determined to ensure that we never have to see another day like this. . I am grateful as September 11, 2021 approaches to be here, with the resources, to build a new facility for our Brentwood first responders. ”
The new two-bay fire hall will have two floors and house a single company or a three-person fire team. It will include a front-line fire engine and a standby device. The building will measure approximately 10,000 square feet and will contain a public washroom and a water fountain for those who use the park’s trail system, for people and pets. City Manager Kirk Bednar added, “Having become a better pet town somehow secretly and under the radar over the past year during COVID, we are building new urban facilities with both the people and pets. We are very happy to be able to present this building to the community next year.
Brentwood-based TMPartners is the architectural design firm that worked with Bednar and other city leaders to create the programming, design and analysis of the building’s facilities. Throughout the project, they will oversee schedule development, cost control and project management. American Constructors, Inc., also of Brentwood, was hired to fill the role of Construction Manager. At present, the total cost of construction is currently projected at $ 6.9 million, pending any increase in the costs of building materials. Construction is expected to take about a year.
Brentwood Fire Chief Brian Goss explained the need for a fire station in this part of town. “Statistics show a 21% increase in call volume in this area this calendar year, and we expect this to continue to grow as development continues. The city places an extremely high priority on public safety, and this project is an example of that commitment, ”said Goss.
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