Green Dedicates Newly Constructed Fire Station #3, 3795 Mayfair Road
GREEN, OH – At 10 a.m. today, the City of Green dedicated its newly built Fire Station, 3795 Mayfair Road, today. The small dedication ceremony because of COVID-19 restrictions was recorded and will be shared with the community of Green in the future.
Construction on the third fire station began in June 2019 at the corner of Mayfair and Raber Roads in the northeast quadrant of the city. The location was chosen due to its high population density and proximity to the I-77 corridor and Massillon Road, a main retail, industrial and business area of Green. The new location also provides for faster response times to emergencies throughout the city.
Mayor Gerard Neugebauer and Fire Chief Jeff Funai thanked the small group assembled to dedicate the new facility including Architect Prime AE, Construction Manager Infinity Construction, the Green Fire Station #3 committee, City Council, employees and the community for their support in expanding the Fire department. Following the brief remarks, a ceremonial uncoupling of a fire hose stretched across the front of the bay doors served as a formal ribbon cutting and dedication of the facility.
“Having robust safety services is essential to the health and well-being of our community,” said Mayor Gerard Neugebauer. “This facility is more than a building, but an investment in the safety of our community and those who live and work here.”
Service from the building began on Thursday, August 27 when crews officially moved into the facility. The station is staffed by two firemedics and a shift supervisor 24/7. With the addition of this station, residents in Green are served by four on-duty crews with two stationed at Fire Station #1, 4200 Massillon Road and one at Fire Station #2, 393 East Turkeyfoot Lake Road. The added staff allows for all three medic units to be on an alarm with a back-up engine crew available for additional alarms. This increase in total staffing improves response times for everyone in the City. In 2019, the Green Fire Division responded to an average of 11 alarms per day*.
Fire Station #3 Facility and Project Details
Total square footage: 11,548 sq. ft. (Station 1: 17,988 sq. ft., Station 2: 10,740 sq. ft.)
Six vehicle capacity in the bays. Currently in service: two medic unit (including back-up unit for department), a chase vehicle, an engine, the County TROT Truck and trailer.
Total cost of construction: $4,429,685
Construction Manager: Infinity Construction
Architect: Prime AE / Lemay Erickson Wilcox Architects
Number of beds/dorms: 4
Number of people who will be working out of this facility at any one time: 3
Building Features of Station #3
- Designed to improve response time with limited travel paths to the trucks from any part of the building (day or night). Main bay doors are bi-fold doors versus traditional garage doors, which open and close faster.
- Cancer prevention design incorporated throughout the building includes hot, warm, and cold zones for decontamination following alarms. Design also includes decontamination space and equipment, transition zones and protected / clean living space, and negative pressure gear storage, which are all designed to prevent excessive exposure to harmful, often cancerous elements following fire alarms.
Softened commercial design includes angled placement on the lot to lower impact to residential neighborhood. The bay doors, roof line and patio make the facility more inviting and less industrial looking to blend seamlessly into the neighborhood.
Training tower and features integrated into structure to make this facility, not only a satellite facility, but a fire training facility for internal and regional training sessions.
Classroom space for small unit teaching and training.
Hose tower features multiple anchor points for rope rescue and fire fighter bailout scenarios.
Multiple entry and egress windows, doors and platforms for ladder, rescue and bailout training.
Integrated confined space training manhole for tripod operations.
Interior stairwell for low-rise hoseline advancement training scenarios and down firefighter rescue scenarios.
Integrated standpipe for fire attack training.
Durability/low cost of maintenance by design
Block walls / limited drywall
Epoxy floors throughout the facility for long life with no maintenance
Concrete driveways offer longer life than asphalt with less maintenance
Quartz countertops for durability
Standing seem metal roof
Bi-fold bay doors offer lower maintenance than overhead doors
Fire Division Statistics
- Fire Station #1, 4200 Massillon Road, opened in 1977. Station #2, 393 East Turkeyfoot Lake Road, opened in 2002.
- Total number of Fire Division employees: 69 including 51 fire staff led by Fire Chief Jeff Funai and Assistant Chief Virgil Schlabach, three administrative assistants, seven full- time and six part-time dispatchers.
- Total number/types of vehicles: Two fire engines, one ladder truck, one tanker vehicle, one heavy rescue vehicle, four medic units, three command SUVs, three chase vehicles, and specialty equipment (dive trailer, 2 boats, TROT trailer, TAC Med).
- Special Teams supported by Green Fire Division staff: Tactical Paramedics, Technical Rescue (trench, confined space, building collapse, rope rescue, wide area search), Water rescue (ice, dive, swift water), Hazardous Materials, Quick Response Team, and Community Paramedicine.
- Hours of training annually: 3,344 or an average of 75 hours per employee*
- Average number of calls: 11.4 calls daily. (In 2019, alarm calls totaled 4,179*.)
- Percentage EMS calls – 79.4%*
*Based on 2019 statistics.
The City of Green, Ohio, founded in 1992, is a prosperous, progressive and promising city with more than 25,000 residents. Approximately 33.5 square-miles, Green is located in southern Summit County. Visit www.cityofgreen.org.
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