The Jamestown Rural Fire Department is made up of 28 volunteers serving rural Jamestown and 22 surrounding townships. The JRFD has been in their current location since 1964. Numerous additions have been built on in this time, the last taking place 30 years ago.
Their proximity to the railway as well as no room for more growth and a need for additional parking for the firefighters led them to seek out a new location for the department.
The new property located at 1209 9th Street SE has 3.45 acres of land that allows for future expansion and growth.
The cost of the building and remodeling will be funded by a USDA Loan from Community Facilities Loan and Grant Program.
The new Jamestown Rural Fire Station will include a training room, kitchen, volunteer/family room, offices, and toilet rooms. The existing building also includes a large garage area/wash bay, laundry, and Self Contained Breathing Apparatus supply room. There will also be a new front entry to welcome guests and provide identity for the building.
An addition to the existing structure will provide essential emergency service functions. The addition will be a pre-engineered metal building designed to meet Risk Category 4 requirements. The addition includes five apparatus bays for ten apparatus/vehicles, a decontamination room, area for turnout gear, dispatch, and a storage mezzanine. The exterior will be metal panel with a possible brick base and the site will include additional drives to provide access points for the apparatus.
EAPC provided schematic design as well as estimating and budgeting services for mill levy support.