Construction is nearly completed on the new Fort Washington Fire Company station in Upper Dublin Township, Pennsylvania, according to the Amber Gazette.
The local government building will feature several emerging technologies, including the expanded engineer's room and radiant in-floor heating system that will ease the winter for the firefighters, the news source reported.
Groundbreaking for the new firehouse took place on October 2, 2010, as the town sought to replace the station that had been the main property for the local fire department for more than 50 years. The construction company in charge of the building had looked to utilize the space to create a modern and energy efficient location, the Gazette reported.
Even though the new station is a state-of-the-art facility, Upper Dublin Township Manager Paul Leonard noted that the construction is on budget and on time, according to the Upper Dublin Patch.
"I think the firefighters are excited. Where they're coming from is a building that no longer can meet the needs of today," Greg Breyer, director of fire services for the Township, told the Gazette. "There's space now to meet the needs of today, as well as for planning 50 to 70 years into the future."