Forsyth County has started construction of a new, $4.2 million fire station intended to improve service and reduce response times in the west central part of the county.
“Fire Station 11 will proudly serve the residents of west Forsyth County and provide enhanced coverage for our customers in this area,” Forsyth County Fire Chief Barry Head said. A groundbreaking ceremony was held Tuesday on the station site, 4655 Pittman Road.
Impact fees and the voter-approved, Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) VI program will pay for the station. Designed by Croft and Associates architects and being built by Cooper & Co. General Contractors Inc., the facility is to open next summer with four stalls and 12,000 square feet.
A three-year Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and FEMA will support the hiring of 12 new firefighters, officials said.