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Monday March 1st, 2021 5:47AM

New fire station is planned for Suwanee

By Kimberly Sizemore Anchor/Reporter

A new fire station is planned for Suwanee. The new Fire Station 13 will be located next to the planned Suwanee Town Center on Main park project. The Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners has awarded the construction contract to a company, ensuring that the project moves forward. 

The city of Suwanee will provide two acres of land at the intersection of the new Main Street/library driveway and Suwanee Dam Road. The county will fund and manage the design and construction of the station, not to exceed $7 million. The county’s share of the project is funded by the 2017 SPLOST program.

On Wednesday, the Board of Commissioners awarded the contract to Reeves Young, LLC. They also released specifications on what the construction will look like once finished. The 11,000 square foot station will house a fire engine, an ambulance and a minimum of five firefighters and paramedics each day. Planning ahead for future growth in the area, the station was designed to accommodate up to 11 personnel at a time. The facility will be an EarthCraft certified building with sustainable green initiatives.

“This new station will enable Gwinnett Fire and Emergency Services to continue to provide the outstanding service that people have come to expect,” said Chief Russell Knick. “It is strategically placed to enhance the emergency response capabilities and the community risk reduction initiatives of the department.”
 
District 1 Commissioner Kirkland Carden said the project was made possible through the collaboration between the city and the County.
 
“This just shows the kind of good things that can happen when cities and county government work together for the benefit of the public,” Carden said.
 
The station, set to open next winter, will feature three drive-thru apparatus bays, gear and equipment room, industrial-grade kitchen, administrative office area, and individual bunkroom cubicles with separate male and female locker and shower facilities.

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