Wed, 21 Oct 2020 19:16:48 +0000
Scarborough fire officers back ‘home’ for Christmas
Eighteen months after it was damaged by fire, repair work on the Scarborough Fire Station is 50 per cent complete. On Wednesday, project manager and public relations officer David Thomas told Newsday he hopes officers and other staff return to the headquarters by Christmas. Thomas told Newsday, “We would have set a timeline of two weeks for the roof and in terms of the physical structure, not amenities, we expect work on that would be completed by the third week in November.”By end of October repairs on the floor will be completed and work on the roof will begin.
“Another two weeks will take care of plumbing, painting and electricity, and it will bring us closer to occupying it. I cannot say exactly when it will be opened, but I’m the project manager and I’m trying to deliver between the end of November and the third week in December, if all goes well. So I’m hoping to occupy it by Christmas.”Thirty-five per cent of the fire station was ravaged by fire on April 14, 2019 after an electrical issue on the second floor. An investigation into the fire showed there was smoke and water damage throughout the building, particularly in the male and female dormitories. Since then, the Scarborough fire officers were housed at the Crown Point Fire Station. The ar