The Gloucester Volunteer Fire and Rescue Squad, Inc., is outgrowing its quarters at Station #1 in the Court House and is looking into ways of expanding the current location or building an entirely new facility.
The matter was discussed Tuesday night during the Gloucester County Board of Supervisors meeting in the colonial courthouse, as the fire department will be seeking the help of the board as it moves forward.
Board chairman Ashley Chriscoe, along with Petsworth district supervisor Michael Winebarger, toured Station #1 with fire chief J.D. Clements last week and Chriscoe said it’s not difficult to see the challenges that the department is facing in its current building. “They’ve pretty much grown to capacity at the way the current building is set up,” he said.
According to Chriscoe, preliminary estimates for fully renovating Station #1 to meet current needs is in the neighborhood of $12 million. To building an entirely new facility at a different location...
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