Oak Bluffs Fire Station / EMS Facility
A year to the day after construction began on the new Oak Bluffs Fire/EMS station, about 60 town officials, townspeople and beaming members of the fire department and emergency medical services department gathered for the official opening and dedication of the Nelson W. Amaral Fire/EMS Station at the corner of Wing and County Roads. Dellbrook Construction / JK Scanlan Company completed construction of the 20,000 square foot facility. The project is a modular and steel framed two story building, with a full basement on a 1.1 acre Town owned parcel. Work also included demolition of the existing Fire/ EMS Station and associated site work.
There are two bedrooms downstairs and three bedrooms upstairs in the new Fire/EMS station, a well-appointed kitchen, and a state-of-the-art training room big enough to hold Island-wide seminars. No longer will crews have to sit on blankets on cement floors for public safety and CPR courses. With the new medical treatment room, people who come in off the street for help will no longer be treated at the station’s kitchen table. With the new decontamination room, first responders can clean off the carcinogenic dust and soot that come with fighting a fire. It also means that EMTs and paramedics who respond to patients with highly contagious illnesses no longer have to drag the maladies home. Just weeks before moving into the new station, Chief Rose and two paramedics all contracted the virulent hantavirus within 24 hours of coming to the aid of an Oak Bluffs resident who was in the throes of the illness.
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Architect: Keenan & Kenny Architects
Owner: Town of Oak Bluffs, MA
Location: Oak Bluffs, MA