Mathews firefighters operating out of the Cobbs Creek station will now have a better idea what the new Station 4 is going to look like.
The building committee recently unveiled plans for the firefighters’ new home on Route 198 across from the industrial park, and chairman Dale Fitchett said that he and his fellow committee members want the membership and the county to see what they’re doing.
Designed by Tim Hudgins of Hudgins Design Collaborative in Mathews, the plans call for a 60’x70’ four-bay drive-through metal building. It will have a 20’x30’ dayroom, a bathroom with two stalls and a shower, and a mechanical room with storage space downstairs. Because of the height of the ceiling, there will be space for a meeting room upstairs that can double as sleep quarters if necessary, said Fitchett.
The department isn’t ready to start construction just yet, though, said Fitchett. The 6.3-acre tract of land has one more payment due; septic, well, and a commercial entrance need to be installed and paid for; and a new engine on order for Station 1 in Mathews Court House has to be put in service first.
The plans for the station will be on display for the public during the barbecue dinner fundraiser to be held at Station 1 on Saturday, March 19.