The Minocqua Fire Department officially began responding to calls from the new fire station on Highway 51 on December 4, 2017.
The building includes a four-bay, double-deep, drive-through apparatus garage with in-floor heat and epoxy flooring. The finished portion of the building includes a training room for 48 people, offices, day room with a break room, fitness area, laundry, SCBA room, workshop, radio room and showers.
In 2016, the Town of Minocqua decided to construct a new fire station and purchased the land on which to build it. Construction of the 14,536 square-foot station began in spring of 2017 and was completed in November 2017.
The building is designed for an 80-year life, constructed of brick and concrete block exterior walls with a steel roof structure. The building is also equipped with an emergency generator to power the entire facility.
The building project cost was $3.15 million ($275,000 under the approved budget) and was completed on time with no cost overruns. This is a project that the Fire Department and the taxpayers can be extremely proud of!
Public tours of the new Fire Department will be available on Monday, February 19, 2018, from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Refreshments and snacks served. A more formal Open House for the facility will take place later in Spring of 2018…please watch for announcements!
The former fire station that was vacated in downtown Minocqua is now being used as a storage and service facility for the Town’s Public Works Department.