N.C. fire dept. breaks ground on $1.3M expansion
It will add two larger bays and allow the department to have a total of seven to eight pieces of apparatus under roof
SALISBURY, N.C. — Bolstered by a sizable monetary pledge from the Hubert and Blanche Ritchie Foundation, South Salisbury Fire Department embarked Sunday on a $1.3 million expansion of its Old Concord Road station.
The foundation will contribute $300,000 toward the project, which will enlarge the 1976 fire station from 4,316 square feet to 11,454 square feet. The South Salisbury Board of Directors has approved a design-build contract of $1,342,800 with D.R. Reynolds Co. of Star.
Grading on the site will begin today and last for about two weeks. Construction will start then, and should be completed in the fall, Assistant Chief Jason Burnett said. Burnett headed the nine-member building committee which formed in October 2013 and started planning the expansion.