BRIDGEWATER — Town Manager Michael Dutton and the Fire Station Building Committee are pleased to announce the launch of a news blog for the proposed Bridgewater Fire Station building project.
The blog, bridgewaterfirestation.com, acts as an official source of news for Bridgewater residents as they prepare to vote on a $23 million debt exclusion to fund fire facilities projects at the 2022 Annual Town Election on April 23.
The blog features information about the project including the history of the station, existing conditions and future site plans. A photo gallery is also featured with pictures of the current station and its deficiencies.
The blog will be updated with new information and updates about the project. Community members are urged to subscribe to the blog to receive email alerts when new updates are posted.
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.
The Bridgewater Fire Station Building Project news blog was created by John Guilfoil Public Relations.