Town of Norfolk Breaks Ground at New Fire Station Facility
Thursday, May 18, 2023
NORFOLK — Town Administrator Justin Casanova-Davis and Fire Chief Erron Kinney are pleased to announce that a groundbreaking ceremony for a new fire station facility was held earlier this month. On Saturday, May 6, community members came together to celebrate the groundbreaking of the new fire station facility. The location of the groundbreaking ceremony was held at the new fire station site at 117 Main St. Several speakers, including Sen. Becca Rausch, Reps. Marcus Vaughn, Select Board Chair Anita Mecklenburg, Fire Station Building Committee Chair Kevin Champagne and Fire Chief Kinney gave remarks about the new fire facility. Rev. Derek White of the Federated Church blessed the new site and the ceremony. The ceremony was largely attended by former fire chiefs, members of the Select Board and the Norfolk Fire Department, other department heads, Town Administrator Casanova-Davis, former Town Administrator Blythe Robinson, Project Manager Steven Kirby, the general contractor and the architectural team.
The groundbreaking marks the fire department's transition into a modern, 21st-century facility as the current station is outdated and undersized for the community's overall needs. In addition to the building concerns, it would not have been cost-effective to update the existing building. The new fire station facility will accommodate Norfolk's growing community and allow emergency personnel to have the updated resources needed to serve the town.
To read the full press release, please click here. To watch a video of the groundbreaking click here.