Chatham Fire & Rescue Dept
The Chatham Fire Department new 20,600 S.F. headquarters and fire station, located at 135 Depot Street, Chatham
on the site of the old station. New larger apparatus and the need for more ambulances created space issues and the department needed to replace the old station.
Pomroy Associates designed the Chatham Fire Station project. The project came in on schedule and about $400,000 under budget, which is almost unheard of in public works projects in Massachusetts. Rick Pomroy lauded the good working relationship between the town, designers and G&R Contractors. “Everything has gone like clockwork on this project,” he said. “It's pretty rare for a municipal project.”
The equipment bay's red bi-fold doors, which are rated to withstand winds of up to 200 miles per hour, a precaution due to the gusts that sometimes whip up the hill from Oyster Pond. Inside is a spacious kitchen and dining area, a room for walk-in first aid treatment, and a conference/training room. There are six bunk rooms and male and female locker rooms, all arrayed along a hallway that leads directly to the apparatus bay floor. The four apparatus bays are connected by turnout gear storage areas with a mezzanine training area. The second floor contains officers for the department's officers, training personnel and secretary.