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Steel Rising at East Side Fire Station

Steel Rising at East Side Fire Station
Steel is rising on the site of the new East Side Fire Station.

Crews began erecting steel today for the $1.8 million three-bay, two-story station.

The new station will accommodate up to eight firefighters and two paramedics and includes women’s quarters which were lacking in the old station.

The original station, built in 1953, was closed in September 2011 because of structural damage. Mold was also an issue. The concrete floors were too thin and the living quarters were wood frame construction. The station was demolished last June.

The new building was designed by W2A Design Group of Allentown.

Boyle Construction of Allentown is managing the project for the city. 

The new station is expected to be ready for occupancy by the end of the year.

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