District to Hold Community Input Session on March 20
Before construction begins on Central County Fire & Rescue’s (CCFR) newest fire station building, District officials want to hear from the community. On Tuesday, March 20 residents are encouraged to stop by the current Fire Station #5 (2934 Ehlman Rd., St. Peters, MO 63301) anytime from 5 – 7 p.m. for a community input session.
During the session visitors will have the chance to see renderings of the proposed station, maps of the improved coverage area, and details about the new building. They will also be asked to provide feedback on the proposed new station building. Firefighters, district leadership and board members will also be available if participants have any questions.
The existing Fire Station #5, on Ehlmann Road was built on land owned by Missouri American Water in 1976 and is too small to house updated equipment and fire trucks. The new fire station will be built at 3421 Harry S. Truman Blvd. This location will increase the number of residents within the recommended four-minute response time, and the station will be housed on district-owned land.
The community recommended replacing the aging station to better meet the needs of the community during the SAFE-T (Securing A Future of Excellence – Together) process. Due to sound financial planning, funding is now available for the new building, and the planning process has begun.
“Before we break ground on the community’s newest fire station we want to make sure we hear what the residents of the area think, and make sure they like how it will fit within their neighborhood. We also want to hear if they have any suggestions for improvement,” CCFR Chief Dan Aubuchon says.
On March 20, residents will also have the ability to learn more about the proposed new station and provide feedback on the District’s website.