TIME & PLACE:
Meeting May 16, 2001 at 7:00 PM at Canterbury Volunteer Fire
Chief Dale Caswell Canterbury Fire Chief
Fire Chief Dale Caswell Reported to CBNC
Dale presented his perceived needs for the Fire Station based
on his research of other neighboring Fire Stations in addition
to research done online and through other resources available
to fire department personnel.
Photos of several other neighboring community fire stations were
passed around. They are available in "Supplemental
See notes from chief Caswelll as provided in handout. (These will
eventually be available online)
Emergency management Center
Shower/Laundry/Restroom (gender neutral)/Rehabilitation area*
Lockable Storage Room
Shared Office Space
Apparatus Bay Trucks, Engines, etc.
Sleeping Quarters (gender neutral)*
*required in non-volunteer departments
Current square footage of facility: approximately 2880
Proposed Square footage: 9250 Square Feet
Shower/laundry necessary because of hazardous materials that are
often encountered on calls, fuel spills, chemical extinguishers,
Exhaust fumes (from trucks) must be vented in all new buildings.
Also, if station used for public access, must meet all federal
ADA standards for bathrooms, access and egress.
Strong advantage to having all station facilities in same building.
Needs of work almost require it since personnel must have easy
access to all equipment.
Some of the information in Dales report is reflected in
"A plan for tomorrow" where the needs had been presented
to the Canterbury Planning Board.
Dales plan and needs are based on a crew of six firefighters
working in shifts.
Dale believes the figure of 9250 feet is not too big, but may
be too expensive.
Considered locations for "new" facilities include current
location (plus maintenance building), or perhaps up by Sam lake
house beside/behind the fire pond.
Existing building would be leveled and new building from all new
No federal or state grants/funds available for contruction of
community fire departments according to Dales information.
Webster FD hired architect for $4000-$5000 to draw up plans based
on unique needs of Fire Stations.
Next weeks meeting will start 5/22/01 at 7 PM at town garage or
town Hall with Phil Stone and Heidi Hutchinson of the recycling
committee. Following that meeting it is proposed that we move
to a bi-weekly schedule for CBNC meetings.