EXISTING CONDITIONS

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.  

Milton Fire Headquarters
Milton Fire Headquarters

The facility is overcrowded and lacks training and classroom areas and has inadequate administrative space

Exterior Brick is Cracking
Exterior Brick is Cracking
Cracks in the Foundation
Cracks in the Foundation
Deteriorating Window Frames
Deteriorating Window Frames

Rotting wood frames and new caulking required

Roof is in Poor Condition
Roof is in Poor Condition

The reflective coating is peeling and water is infiltrating the building.

Peeling Ceiling Paint
Peeling Ceiling Paint

Due to water infiltration

Hazardous Materials
Hazardous Materials

Mold in the basement

Hazardous Materials
Hazardous Materials

Deteriorating asbestos floor tile

Cramped Apparatus Bay
Cramped Apparatus Bay

Circulation space around the apparatus does not meet fire station facility design standards.

Cramped Apparatus Bays
Cramped Apparatus Bays

Turnout gear should not be stored on the apparatus bay floor

Lack of Storage
Lack of Storage

Equipment is stored in the cramped apparatus bays potentially affecting response times

Medical Supply Storage
Medical Supply Storage

Medical supplies are stored in the apparatus bays potentially exposing them to vehicle exhaust and hazardous materials

Decontamination Area
Decontamination Area

Decontamination is in the apparatus bay near medical supply storage and SCBA equipment

Lack of Code Compliance
Lack of Code Compliance

The building does not have an elevator and lacks compliance with numerous state and federal codes including ADA accessibility.

Computer Equipment in Basement
Computer Equipment in Basement

Computer equipment is stored in the unsecured basement which is not climate or dust controlled.

Antiquated Communication Equipment
Antiquated Communication Equipment

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.

East Milton Fire Station
East Milton Fire Station

The fire trucks barely fit through the apparatus bay doors

Lack of Code Compliance
Lack of Code Compliance

The facility does not comply with numerous state and federal codes including ADA accessibility (there is no elevator).

Failing Bricks and Joints
Failing Bricks and Joints

Spalling (chipping/crumbling) bricks and joints that need re-pointing

Ivy Infiltration
Ivy Infiltration

The ivy is infiltrating the frames and causing damage.

Deteriorating Window Frames
Deteriorating Window Frames
Flooding at Entrance
Flooding at Entrance

The entrance to the lower level is not handicapped accessible and floods.

Deteriorating Roof
Deteriorating Roof

The roof has cracks, allows water infiltration, and is not energy efficient.

Exposed Structural Rebar
Exposed Structural Rebar

Cracks in the apparatus bay concrete slab exposes structural rebar.

Holes in the Ceiling
Holes in the Ceiling
Cramped Apparatus Bay
Cramped Apparatus Bay

Circulation around the trucks does not meet fire station facility design standards.

Cramped Turnout Gear Area
Cramped Turnout Gear Area

The turnout gear area is located in the apparatus bay, next to the truck, creating inadequate circulation and slowing response times.

Antiquated MEP Systems
Antiquated MEP Systems

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.

Atherton Street Firehouse
Atherton Street Firehouse

The fire trucks barely fit through the apparatus bay doors which were designed for horse-drawn pumpers.

Cracks and Gaps in the Stone
Cracks and Gaps in the Stone
Dislodged Exterior Stones
Dislodged Exterior Stones
Shingle Siding is in Disrepair
Shingle Siding is in Disrepair

Shingles are splitting, curling, stained with mildew and mold, and were installed without proper ventilation.

Roof is at End of its Useful Life
Roof is at End of its Useful Life

The shingles are stained with mold and mildew and there is no ventilation at the eaves and ridge

Undersized Apparatus Bay
Undersized Apparatus Bay

The fire trucks barely fit inside the apparatus bays.

Cramped Apparatus Bays
Cramped Apparatus Bays

Equipment and supplies are stored in the apparatus bays risking exposure to chemicals and hazardous materials

Decontamination in Apparatus Bay
Decontamination in Apparatus Bay

The decontamination and laundry areas are in the apparatus bays risking exposure to equipment and supplies.

Lack of Code Compliance
Lack of Code Compliance

The facility does not meet numerous state and federal codes including ADA accessibility.

Antiquated MEP Systems
Antiquated MEP Systems

While some updates have been completed, the majority of the systems are at the end of their useful lives