New Fire Stations
NEXT PHASE OF KETTERING FIRE DEPARTMENT MODERNIZATION STRATEGY CONTINUES WITH NEW FIRE STATIONS
The City of Kettering celebrated the grand opening of Fire Station 36, located at 4745 Hempstead Station Drive, on Thursday, September 29, 2016, at 9:00 AM. The ceremony included remarks from Kettering Mayor Don Patterson and an official ribbon cutting, followed by a public open house. This is the first of many public events planned to offer the community a chance to see the new station.
The City of Kettering will construct a total of four new state-of-the-art fire stations in coming years. The new stations were sought as a result of a strategic planning process which began in 2006 and resulted in a comprehensive modernization strategy for all aspects of the Kettering Fire Department. With an average age of 42 years, Kettering’s fire stations lack the physical space or available land to properly allow for the improvements necessary to upgrade to current standards.
Station 32, located at 3484 Far Hills Avenue is now fully operational.
Station 36, Fire Headquarters and Emergency Operations Center is now complete at 4745 Hempstead Station Drive.
Station 34 construction is now underway at 2575 Woodman Drive directly south of Tenneco. It is scheduled to be completed in late fall of 2017.
Station 37 construction at 1300 West Dorothy Lane is expected to begin in the fall of 2017.