Residents have until Wednesday, Oct. 7, to sign up for tours of the building with Deputy Fire Chief Jim Ponkauskas and the construction project manager. The tours, about a half-hour long, will begin every 15 minutes from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 10.
The interior of the new station hasn't had much of a start. Concrete is poured, but walls are unfinished and skeletal. Furniture, electrical work, ventilation and plumbing have yet to be installed. But tour guests will still get a sense of the layout from top to bottom.
Guests will get to walk through the building's entrance, see its eight-bay garage, check out the future administrative offices area and walk down the halls of the upstairs living quarters for firefighters.
Those quarters will include nine dorm rooms, a living room, exercise room and kitchen.
When the Central Fire Station is complete, about 13 people will work there during daytime hours. In the current station, the firefighters sleep in the same room while bunches of administrators share offices. That will all change with the new station.