The work contained within this section of the website was completed by the Fire Space Needs Committee (FSNC). This has been posted on the website strictly for record keeping and archival purposes only.
As part of the space needs study, existing conditions assessments were completed at the Milton Fire Headquarters, East Milton Firehouse, and the Atherton Street Firehouse. The results found that each building does not meet the space or operational needs of a 21st century fire department.
The images below highlight the findings at each fire station. For a full description of the existing conditions assessment, please click here for the 2016 Space Needs Study.
MILTON FIRE HEADQUARTERS
The Milton Fire Headquarters is located at 515 Canton Avenue, directly behind the Town Hall. The facility was originally constructed in 1878 and has since had 2 additions, the last in 1987.
The facility is overcrowded and lacks training and classroom areas and has inadequate administrative space
Rotting wood frames and new caulking required
The reflective coating is peeling and water is infiltrating the building.
Due to water infiltration
Mold in the basement
Deteriorating asbestos floor tile
Circulation space around the apparatus does not meet fire station facility design standards.
Turnout gear should not be stored on the apparatus bay floor
Equipment is stored in the cramped apparatus bays potentially affecting response times
Medical supplies are stored in the apparatus bays potentially exposing them to vehicle exhaust and hazardous materials
Decontamination is in the apparatus bay near medical supply storage and SCBA equipment
The building does not have an elevator and lacks compliance with numerous state and federal codes including ADA accessibility.
Computer equipment is stored in the unsecured basement which is not climate or dust controlled.
Does not comply with National Fire Protection Association regulations
EAST MILTON FIREHOUSE
The East Milton Firehouse is located at 525 Adams Street. The facility was constructed in 1952 and has received minimal renovations since.
The fire trucks barely fit through the apparatus bay doors
The facility does not comply with numerous state and federal codes including ADA accessibility (there is no elevator).
Spalling (chipping/crumbling) bricks and joints that need re-pointing
The ivy is infiltrating the frames and causing damage.
The entrance to the lower level is not handicapped accessible and floods.
The roof has cracks, allows water infiltration, and is not energy efficient.
Cracks in the apparatus bay concrete slab exposes structural rebar.
Circulation around the trucks does not meet fire station facility design standards.
The turnout gear area is located in the apparatus bay, next to the truck, creating inadequate circulation and slowing response times.
While some updates have been completed, the HVAC, electrical, and plumbing systems are at the end of their useful lives.
ATHERTON STREET FIREHOUSE
The Atherton Street Firehouse is more than 100 years old, originally constructed in 1901. Similarly to the previous fire stations, this firehouse does not efficiently support the operations of the Milton Fire Department.
The fire trucks barely fit through the apparatus bay doors which were designed for horse-drawn pumpers.
Shingles are splitting, curling, stained with mildew and mold, and were installed without proper ventilation.
The shingles are stained with mold and mildew and there is no ventilation at the eaves and ridge
The fire trucks barely fit inside the apparatus bays.
Equipment and supplies are stored in the apparatus bays risking exposure to chemicals and hazardous materials
The decontamination and laundry areas are in the apparatus bays risking exposure to equipment and supplies.
The facility does not meet numerous state and federal codes including ADA accessibility.
While some updates have been completed, the majority of the systems are at the end of their useful lives