BFRS to build Station 22/10
Birmingham Fire & Rescue
The City of Birmingham is planning a more than $2 million Fire Station in South Avondale to replace Stations 10 and 22.
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From the Birmingham News:
South Avondale fire station bid accepted
No. 22/10 to replace two outdated facilities
Saturday, January 05, 2008
VICTORIA L. COMAN
News staff writer
The Birmingham City Council has accepted a more than $2 million bid for construction of Birmingham Fire Station 22/10 in South Avondale.
Fire Chief Carl J. Harper said the station is expected to be built on a parking lot at 4439 Fifth Ave. South. It will serve the Forest Park-South Avondale and North Avondale areas.
"It's a pretty big project," Harper said.
He did not know when construction would begin but said it would probably take about a year to build the station.
Station 22/10 will replace both Fire Station 22 at 3114 Clairmont Ave. and Fire Station 10 at 4120 Second Ave. North. City officials decided to combine the stations based on a recommendation by Firescope Inc., a consulting firm that studied Birmingham fire stations in 2003.
Stations 22 and 10 are outdated, Harper said. "Some of the larger ladder trucks could not fit."
Station 22 was built in 1927 and Station 10 in 1926. Harper said the new station is expected to have five bays; the old stations had two each.
The new station will be handicap accessible and will cost less to operate, Harper said.
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