Taunton Fire Department Invites Community to Attend Central Station Open House to Learn More About Proposed Public Safety Facility
TAUNTON — Chief Timothy Bradshaw invites community members to attend an open house at the Central Fire Station to learn more about the City’s proposed Public Safety Facility.
The Taunton Fire Department, in collaboration with the Mayor’s Office, will host an open house on Saturday, April 15, from 1-3 p.m. at the Central Fire Station, 50 School St.
During the open house, community members will have the opportunity to tour the current conditions of the Central Fire Station and see why new accommodations are necessary to support the City’s first responders and provide the highest level of public safety to the community.
About the Public Safety Facility Project
The City of Taunton proposed the Public Safety Facility Project with the goal of developing a modern, cost-efficient facility that meets the needs of the City’s first responders and community. The proposed public safety building will serve as a permanent replacement for the City’s police station and Central Fire Station.
Central Fire Station, built in 1869, is one of the oldest continuously operating fire stations in North America. Built to accommodate horses and wagons, the fire station is outdated and in need of major renovations. Central Fire Station is home to emergency dispatch for both Police and Fire for the City of Taunton, however, the building itself cannot accommodate modern technology and fire service needs. The historic station has structural and usage deficiencies which makes it unable to keep up with the advancement of technology and equipment.
The City of Taunton, in conjunction with the Police and Fire Departments, will host an information session on the proposed project on Monday, April 24, beginning at 6 p.m. at the Baptist Church of All Nations, 61 Winthrop St.
To learn more about the project, click here.