Quantcast

Springettsbury Township springs for new firehouse - abc27 WHTM

Springettsbury Township springs for new firehouse

Posted: Updated:
YORK, Pa. (WHTM) -

When the Springettsbury fire station empties, it's not hard to see. There isn't a lot of room and the building is outdated.

"The building is deficient," township supervisor Bill Schenck said. "The building has a lot of problems and it's not up to ADA requirements."

A new state-of-the art firehouse has been approved and the reasoning behind the expensive upgrade is simple.

"We have to make sure that we are providing the latest and best possible fire protection that we can," said Springettsbury Volunteer Fire Company president Don Eckert.

The volunteer fire company, Fire Relief Association and Springettsbury Township will pay approximately $2.8 million towards construction costs. The rest of the money will come from the sale of the current firehouse property.

"Obviously, the balance has to be paid with tax dollars, but fortunately the funding and bonding are such that this building alone will not cause any impact to tax rates for the citizens of the township," said Schenck.

While most are on board with the new high-tech firehouse, Eckert has heard some opposition. Overall, he says a new firehouse has become necessary.

"Yes, it's a lot of money. We could go all over the township and find a lot of areas to find areas for this kind of money, but we do one project at a time and we think it is very important for our residents," said Eckert.

Fire officials said they are hoping to move into their new digs by the start of next summer.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Driver injured in single-vehicle crash in Upper Allen Township

    Driver injured in single-vehicle crash in Upper Allen Township

    Sunday, August 31 2014 4:48 PM EDT2014-08-31 20:48:47 GMT
    Upper Allen Police are investigating a single-vehicle crash that left a woman hospitalized early Sunday morning.It happened at around 2:00 a.m. on the 1000 block of Gettysburg Pike.Officials say 22-year-old Breanna L Normand was traveling south on Gettysburg Pike when she drove off the road and hit a utility pole head-on.Normand was transported to the hospital for treatment.No word on the cause of the accident.More >>
    Upper Allen Police are investigating a single-vehicle crash that left a woman hospitalized early Sunday morning.It happened at around 2:00 a.m. on the 1000 block of Gettysburg Pike.Officials say 22-year-old Breanna L Normand was traveling south on Gettysburg Pike when she drove off the road and hit a utility pole head-on.Normand was transported to the hospital for treatment.No word on the cause of the accident.More >>
  • UPDATE: Middletown Police arrest suspect in attempted abduction

    UPDATE: Middletown Police arrest suspect in attempted abduction

    Sunday, August 31 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-08-31 21:15:36 GMT
    Police in Middletown, Dauphin County are investigating an attempted abduction.According to officials, a man in his 30s tried to force a female victim into his van in the parking lot of Giant Foods on Saturday afternoon around 12:35 p.m.The suspect drove a blue mini-van, perhaps a Chevrolet or a Pontiac.Anyone with information should contact the Middletown Police Department.More >>
    Police in Middletown, Dauphin County are investigating an attempted abduction.According to officials, a man in his 30s tried to force a female victim into his van in the parking lot of Giant Foods on Saturday afternoon around 12:35 p.m.The suspect drove a blue mini-van, perhaps a Chevrolet or a Pontiac.Anyone with information should contact the Middletown Police Department.More >>
  • Endless Shrimp® Returns to Red Lobster®

    Endless Shrimp® Returns to Red Lobster®

    Starting Monday, September 1st, Red Lobster's Endless Shrimp, the number one guest-requested promotion, is back for a limited time. This year, guests can satisfy their shrimp cravings through one of the most...More >>
    Starting Monday, September 1st, Red Lobster's Endless Shrimp, the number one guest-requested promotion, is back for a limited time. This year, guests can satisfy their shrimp cravings through one of the most...More >>
Powered by WorldNow