Tuesday, 16 May 2023 12:57

New Akron Fire Station #12 To Open Late Next Summer Featured

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Artist rendering of new Fire Station #12 Artist rendering of new Fire Station #12 City of Akron

Akron's new Fire Station # 12 at 112 S. Hawkins Avenue, will be 14,959 sq. ft. , cost approximately $9.5M, and is expected to be open by late next summer.

 Akron City officials broke ground on the new facility in the city's Wallhaven neighbhorhood today.

It will include:

  • 3 full apparatus bays
  • Living quarters for 9 firefighter/medics
  • Equipment decontamination facilities
  • Air drying hose tower

Akron Fire Chief, Joe Natko, observed that “Station 12 has been serving the Akron community for 72 years, averaging almost 3,000 calls in 2022. This new building will help our firefighter/medics better serve Akron and will keep our firefighters safer as they answer the call to protect our residents. I know the Ward 4 community is gaining a great investment with this fire station and I’m confident it will serve this area for many years to come.”

Station 12 will join Station 2 and Station 4 as the latest to be replaced. The City has already begun discussions to evaluate which station will be up next for replacement.

Station 12 Group groundbreaking

Today’s groundbreaking celebration included Mayor Horrigan, Fire Chief Joseph Natko, Deputy Fire Chief Richard Vober, Deputy Mayor for Public Safety Clarence Tucker, Ward 4 Councilman Russel C. Neal Jr., and other members of Akron City Council. It also included representatives from the construction companies working on the project: Kenmore Construction and Metis Construction Services.

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