Chandler grants construction company $5.8M to rebuild city’s busiest fire station

Jul 5, 2022, 7:15 AM

(City of Chandler Photo)

(City of Chandler Photo)

PHOENIX — The Chandler City Council on Wednesday approved nearly $5.8 million in funding for a construction company to rebuild the city’s busiest fire station.

Core Construction, Inc. will work to rebuild Chandler Fire Station No. 282, located near Alma School and Warner roads, as it is undersized for the area’s needs, officials said in a press release.

“Station No. 282 is located in an ideal location and consistently handles our highest call volumes in Chandler,” Fire Chief Tom Dwiggins said in the release.

“These improvements will enable a second engine company to be relocated to the new station, improving our emergency response capabilities in this area of Chandler.”

The fire station is set to be built in stages at the site, with the new station anticipated to bring four vehicle bays for fire apparatuses and a facility to house two four-person engine companies that are on-site, the city said.

The second engine company will be relocated from another existing station because of the high call volume experienced in the area.

While the new station is being built and the old one is demolished, Chandler fire personnel will work and respond to emergency calls from the site.

City council officials also awarded Kitchell CEM $478,410 to carry out construction management services while the project is being built.

The rebuild is funded through a bond authorization approved by Chandler voters in November 2021.

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Chandler grants construction company $5.8M to rebuild city’s busiest fire station