The City of Alburnett is excited to announce that it has kicked off the project to build a new fire station.
The new station will be located on the western-most edge of town off of Roosevelt and Willow Streets. The project is expected to take 12-18 months to complete.
The current fire station was built in the 1950’s and while it served the department well for many years, it is no longer adequate for the size of today’s trucks. In addition to larger truck bays, the new station will also boast expanded training space and updated safety equipment for the volunteers.
Check out the KCRG TV9 news story about our new fire station project: Alburnett Fire Station Proposal
March 14, 2019: The City Council approved hiring an architect/engineer to design the new station and deliver the project to completion.
March 15, 2019: Fundraising campaign announced. See details below.
April 6, 2019: Fire Grill (4 – 7 PM) – Good food for a good cause. Funds raised go to the new station.
July 11, 2019: The design for the new station has been finalized and the City will soon be collecting bids for the construction of the project. Fundraising is the most critical element of the project timeline.
July 20, 2019: 2nd Annual Golf Tournament at Meadowview Golf & Country Club. Sign-up today!
September 19, 2019: Community Open House to discuss details of the project including timeline and financing.
January 10, 2020: The engineering work is nearing completion and the project will be going out for bid in the next 30 days. The City anticipates awarding the bid in March with the project to start shortly after. Fundraising remains a critical component and all support is greatly appreciate.
August 13, 2020: The new station sustained damage from the derecho storm. The engineers, architects, contractors, and inspectors are assessing for next steps.
September 10, 2020: The damage from the derecho storm has been repaired and normal work is continuing.
December 10, 2020: The project is nearing completion. The next big step is to seal the floor of the apparatus bay so the contractor can continue work on the interior projects. We expect to be given a move-in date in early January.
Your support is vital to the success of this project.
If you’re interested in contributing, donations can be made via the GoFundMe page: Alburnett Fire Station.
There is a small transaction percentage that is withheld by GoFundMe, so larger donations are requested to be made directly to the Fire Station Fund.
Contact City Hall if you have any questions and stay tuned for more information on how you can get involved.