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Berwyn Fire Co. Prepares for New Fire Station Construction
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By NewsDesk
April 4, 2024

BERWYN, PA - The Berwyn Fire Company is preparing for construction to start on the new fire/EMS station to be located on its existing site on Bridge Ave. between Lancaster Ave. (Rt. 30) and Berwyn Ave. in Easttown Township, Chester County.

After years of planning between the Berwyn Fire Company, Tredyffrin Township and Easttown Township officials, the time is nearing for demolition and subsequent construction to commence. The current building is 95 years old having been built in 1929. The first phase of the project will involve the demolition of 15 Bridge Ave., followed by 23 Bridge Ave. Both properties being demolished are owned by the Berwyn Fire Company. A narrative outlining demolition activities is included as a PDF attachment below.

The project is being financed by funds generated by the Berwyn Fire Company, donations from the Tredyffrin-Easttown community, tax dollars from both Tredyffrin and Easttown Townships, State grant funds and Federal grant funds. The total estimated cost of the construction, including soft costs is $10,500,000 for the 20,000 sq. ft. building.

The station will feature 4 apparatus bays for fire trucks and ambulances, along with increased sleeping quarters for career staff and volunteers. An emergency operations center is also planned in the design to help coordinate emergency responses during significant weather events and other disasters. And most importantly, the station will now have the proper safeguards in place to reduce personnel carcinogen exposure.

The necessary permits related to demolition and construction have been submitted to Easttown Township for review. It should be noted that the Berwyn Fire Company has already received the necessary planning and zoning approvals related to this project.

A competitive bid process was undertaken and Pancoast and Clifford was selected as the General Contractor for the project. To learn about this firm you can visit their website at https://pancoast-clifford.com/.

Bernardon architecture, design and landscape architecture firm, worked closely with the Berwyn Fire Company to build a comprehensive plan for the new facility. To learn more about this firm you can visit their website at https://www.bernardon.com/. The rendering of the new building is included as a PDF attachment below.

The Berwyn Fire Company also had the pleasure to engage with Site Engineering Concepts and the Pennoni Engineering Consulting Firm on various aspects of the project. Their professional guidance has been extremely valuable throughout the planning and land development process.

This week the Berwyn Fire Company enhanced its existing operations at 1485 Valley Forge Rd. and began temporary emergency operations at 737 Berwyn Ave. to continue to deliver essential services to the Tredyffrin-Easttown community 24x7.

The Berwyn Fire Company will be sharing additional information on the construction timeline and other details as they are finalized. The volunteers and career staff are excited to see the new fire/EMS station come to fruition for the benefit of the Tredyffrin-Easttown community.

Thank you to the Tredyffrin Township Board of Supervisors, the Easttown Township Board of Supervisors, the Chester County Economic Development Council, and the citizens of Tredyffrin and Easttown Townships for their support of this significant public safety project.

A special thank you goes out to U.S. Representative Chrissy Houlahan, State Senator Carolyn Comitta, State Representative Melissa Shusterman and State Representative Kristine Howard for their support in obtaining critical State and Federal grant funds. The total funds awarded amount to $2.5 million that will offset the total cost of the project.

If you would still like to donate, go to https://givebutter.com/newfirestation and select BFC Fire Station - New Building Fund. All donations are tax-exempt as Berwyn Fire Company is a registered 501c3 non-profit organization. Any questions regarding fundraising can be emailed to Fundraising Committee Chair Jordan Green at fundraising@berwynfireco.org.

Any other questions or concerns can be directed to the Berwyn Fire Company New Building Executive Committee via email at NBEC@berwynfireco.org. The Committee consists of President H. Andrew Emory, Immediate Past President Thomas Torresson, Fire Chief Justin Brundage, Immediate Past Fire Chief Eamon Brazunas, EMS Captain Michael Baskin and Business Member Jack Donlevie.

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The Berwyn Fire Company is a registered 501c3 non-profit combination organization that provides primary fire, EMS, and rescue services to the majority of Tredyffrin Township and Easttown Township in Chester County, Pennsylvania. The Berwyn Fire Company responds from two stations covering a population of 28,552 over 15.52 square miles. To learn more visit www.BerwynFireCo.org.

Attachments:
Attachment Berwyn Fire Co. New Building Project - Demolition Safety Information.pdf  (118k)
Attachment Berwyn Fire Co. New Building Project - Rendering.pdf  (24,905k)
 

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