On Wednesday and Thursday last week (June 23-27, 2018) members of the Apparatus Committee ( Lieutenant Matt Hawkins, Firefighter/Paramedic Greg Kozlowski) traveled to Pennsylvania to do a final inspection of the new Fire Department Pumper. From this point it will be driven from Pennsylvania to Springfield, Missouri. Once there it will have finishing touches put in place striping, tool mounts and those types of items. The Fire Department is expecting to take delivery Mid August.
Captain Kauffeld, Firefighter/Paramedic Greg Kozlowski, and Fire Chief Curtis VanGaasbeek were in Nesquehoning, Pennsylvania for the midpoint inspection of the new fire apparatus.
The truck committee did a great job of “specing” out the new truck for the City of Glendale and the citizens it serves. The Fire Department is about to hit a milestone at this time of renewal within the City of Glendale.
The fire Department should take delivery around the same time as completion of the fire station. None of this could have been accomplished without the overwhelming support of the citizens of Glendale/Warson Woods
Here is an update as of May 18, 2018 on the construction progress. The entrance to the police offices is now located at the front of the building (where the old city offices were once housed). The parking lot is open for the public to use when visiting the police station. City Hall is still located in the white trailer on the north end of the property. City Hall offices will eventually be relocated to the current firehouse.
Firehouse: The exterior wall is closed in. Interior stud wall framing is covered with drywall. Walls are taped, mudded and have a prime coat of paint. Ceiling grid installation and drywall ceiling framing are underway. After above-ceiling inspections, the second coat of paint will be applied to walls, ceiling tile will be dropped in place, flooring will be laid and casework will be installed. In the apparatus bay, the trench drains have been set. The radiant heat under the floor slab is being placed to prepare for pouring the apparatus bay floor.
Site: The stone-clad wall in front of the Firehouse is nearly complete. The concrete ramp and front plaza will be poured in the coming month. The sanitary sewer and the water service for the Firehouse are being installed across North Sappington Road. The water line upgrade to the existing building will take place in the coming week. The South parking lot is paved, striped, and available for limited use by the Police and Fire Departments. The lower North parking lot has been torn out to prepare for the Sally Port footings.
Renovations: The new main entrance to City Hall is open to the public, and accessible via a new sidewalk from the street. New walls are being framed in the lower level Police area, while the Sally Port addition is getting started. The basement areas below the occupied Firehouse will not proceed much further until the Fire Department vacates the building.