The Setauket Fire District will hold an informative community meeting on Tuesday, April 22 to discuss the spatial limitations and safety concerns posed by the current state of the Setauket firehouse and a preliminary plan to address these items.
will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Setauket Firehouse, located at 190 Main Street in Setauket.
Built in 1935, the Setauket firehouse has served the community for the past 79 years. However, since its formation, fire services have undergone drastic changes and the current building is no longer equipped to properly handle the growing demands of the community, fire district officials said.
The present structure also comprises the safety of volunteers due to
the tight space constraints and other building deficiencies, officials said.
During the public meeting, the community will learn about the district’s plans to expand and renovate the 12,030 square-foot firehouse to adhere to new ADA regulations, OSHA regulations and FEMA recommendations, officials said.
While several options have been proposed over the past nine years to address these realities, the current cost-effective plan was drafted based on community input, and addresses what the district believes are the aesthetic concerns raised previously, officials said.
The plan implements several green initiatives and addresses the current and future demands of the department, officials said.
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