Work begins on new fire station
July 09, 2009
Ketchikan, Alaska - The construction has started on the new fire
station for the South Tongass Volunteer Fire Department.
Dawson Construction is wasting no time in the site preparation
and foundation for this new addition to the South End said STVFD
Fire Chief Scott Davis.
Construction has started
on the new fire station for the South Tongass Volunteer Fire
Photograph courtesy South Tongass Volunteer Fire Department.
The motto for our project is "Dawson Construction building
STVFD's Future" said Davis. "A piece of plywood has
been placed on site with this motto for every individual to place
his/her mark that has had a hand in the construction of this
station regardless of their employer. The plywood sign will be
sealed and framed to be placed in the apparatus bay for the life
of the station."
Daily visits to the site reveal workers constantly busy and an
ever-changing portrait evident said Davis. "It is refreshing
to overhear the crews discuss 3/16th of an inch adjustment needed
to bring the forming for the concrete right on level and square.
As a result of the accurate forming for the concrete poured this
past month, the foundation is perfect to support the building
that will house our department."
The steel supporting structure is to be constructed starting
this week said Davis. "The contractor indicates that things
will really start to progress nicely now with the framing starting."
The new fire station will be
in service for the Ketchikan area this year with an anticipated
completion around October said Chief Davis.
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