S'ville could build new fire station

2013-04-15T19:06:00Z 2013-04-15T22:03:34Z S'ville could build new fire stationChas Reilly chas.reilly@nwi.com, (219) 662-5324 nwitimes.com

SCHERERVILLE | The town is exploring the possibility of building a new fire station and renovating two existing stations to enhance fire protection, Fire Chief Joseph Kruzan said.

Station 2 became the Fire Department's headquarters after Station 1 was demolished in 2000, Kruzan said.

The department has outgrown the facility near Cline Avenue and Joliet Street, officials said.

Kruzan said it's possible to build a new Station 1, and the administrative offices would move there. The town hasn't determined a location for the station, but several sites are being considered.

Kruzan said Schererville's Fire Station 3 and Station 4 were built when the department was staffed by volunteers.

The department no longer has volunteers, and enhancements are needed to accommodate paid personnel at those stations, he said.

Station 3 is on Burr Street south of U.S. 30, and Station 4 is in the Plum Creek neighborhood near the intersection of Main Street and U.S. 41.

Town Councilman Kevin Connelly said improvements are especially important at Station 4 because of the Shops on Main development planned in that area.

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