The station’s roof collapsed under heavy snowfall at about 3 a.m. Feb. 8. Several firefighters were sleeping in the station at the time but fortunately no one was injured. A fire engine and truck were heavily damaged. Since the accident, the fire engines have been sheltered in tents. What had been the garage is now a completely open courtyard.
Fire Department to tear it down and build a new one.” Mason Supervisor Penny Gross and the Fire Department are in favor of this option, he says. During the construction, the fire station will be temporarily relocated to trailers on Moncure Avenue, next to the Bailey’s Crossroads Community Shelter.
The Bailey’s Crossroads station is among the top three busiest in the county, says Presson. The original station, built in 1974, is outmoded. New firehouses have better, larger sleeping facilities, especially for women, he says. One-third of the volunteer firefighters at Station 10 are women, and in some shifts, four out of 11 firefighters are women, he says.The firefighters also would prefer having drive-through fire truck bays, so they wouldn’t have to back the trucks in after a job. And the building doesn’t have adequate meeting space, Presson says. Station 10 has to hold meetings at the Mason District Government Center.
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