BRIDGEWATER — Town Manager Michael Dutton and the Fire Station Building Committee would like to share with community members several scheduled community presentations that will provide community members with the opportunity to provide feedback and learn about the Bridgewater Fire Station Building Project.
Community presentations are currently scheduled for the coming weeks. Background information on the current Bridgewater Fire facilities, updates on the project, site plans and designs, and cost projections will be shared.
Residents will also have the opportunity to ask questions about the project, current facilities, and design plans. Bridgewater residents are encouraged to attend.
- Tuesday, March 29 at 10 a.m. at the Bridgewater Senior Center, 10 Wally Krueger Way
- Tuesday, April 5 at 4 p.m. at the Bridgewater Senior Center, 10 Wally Krueger Way
- Thursday, April 7 at 6 p.m. Virtual Meeting (#1) via Zoom
- Monday, April 11 at 4 p.m. Community Chat at Bridgewater Public Library, 15 South St.
- Saturday, April 16 at 9 a.m. Virtual Meeting (#2) via Zoom
The community presentations are open to all community members. No registration is necessary.
About the Project:
The Bridgewater Fire Headquarters, located at 22 School St., has stood since the late 1850s. Today, the fire station serves as headquarters and accommodates over 50 personnel. In 2019, an ad hoc committee was convened to review the existing station, determine the needs of a modern department, find a potential new station location, and determine how the town can best address the existing station’s deficiencies.
A new station is proposed to be built at 1185 Pleasant St. This location is approximately 2.7 miles from the existing headquarters station and provides better, more accessible fire and EMS coverage for the western area of Bridgewater.
Voters will be asked to approve a $23 million debt exclusion to fund fire facilities projects at the 2022 Annual Town Election on Saturday, April 23. Approximately $2 million of this funding would go toward mechanical and other necessary upgrades at Station 2 (Prattown), which was built in 2000.
For additional information, visit the town’s New Fire Headquarters website.