The Bedford Hills Firehouse has gotten a facelift and an expansion.
Santo Curro, fire commissioner for the Bedford Hills Fire District, said the firehouse renovations, begun in October 2010, are nearly complete and in the final "punch list" phase. Furniture delivery is now taking place and final cleanups are almost finished.
Curro took Patch on a tour of the newly expanded facility and described the upgrades, which include making the building handicapped accessible and installing a sprinkler system, fitness center and an elevator, making it ADA-compliant.
The firehouse, built in 1958, is now set up to serve as an emergency command center for the town, with extensive wiring, equipment and communications capabilities in the event of a weather-related emergency or situation where the town is on heightened alert, Curro said.
Click through a photo gallery to see some of the upgrades, described in the captions.
Curro is in year two of his second, five-year term as commissioner and has been on site every day for two years in that volunteer capacity. He said he’s thrilled to see the process come to a close.
“It’s been a lot of work, but it’s worth it in the end,” he said. “The great thing is we are under budget and the extra room and new features will improve the way we deliver services.”
The was presented to and approved by district voters in December 2008.
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