MAIN STATION

Station 2 Existing Conditions

The current Berwyn Fire Company Main Station, located at 23 Bridge Avenue, Berwyn, was constructed over 93 years ago. Although the station has been added to over the decades, it no longer adequately serves the needs of the Tredyffrin Township Community. 

The building is expensive to maintain and was outgrown years ago. It does not meet current local, state and federal codes, nor NFPA and OSHA standards. It also does not meet ADA Accessibility standards, nor does it have a sprinkler system.  This space is not designed with hot / warm / cold zones to keep carcinogens and other toxins away from our nine full-time and 27 part-time employees, along with the 70 Volunteers that use the building.

There is no location to properly decontaminate gear, only ONE (co-ed) shower, and very inadequate sleeping and administrative spaces. We have been forced to purchase sheds to store equipment and supplies. We have outgrown this space and it is time for a station that meets the needs for a very robust and busy Fire Company.

 

 

 

Combination Laundry Room and Bunk Room

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80 Year Old Generator
Panel

 

 

 

Combination Laundry Room and Bunk Room

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Combination Laundry Room and Bunk Room

 

 

 

Combination Laundry Room and Bunk Room

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Water Leaks, Mold and mildew in our "CPR" Closet

 

 

 

Combination Laundry Room and Bunk Room

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Inadequate "apron" forces apparatus to cross Bridge Avenue to back into Station.

 

 

 

Combination Laundry Room and Bunk Room

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Single (Co-Ed) Shower. Only method for decontamination

 

 

 

Combination Laundry Room and Bunk Room

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Paint falling from
the tin ceiling

 

 

 

 

Combination Laundry Room and Bunk Room

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Bedroom #1 of 3. This is the nice one.

 

 

 

Combination Laundry Room and Bunk Room

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Bedroom #2 of 3.

 

 

 

Combination Laundry Room and Bunk Room

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Bedroom #3 of 3. Also known as "the closet"

 

 

 

Combination Laundry Room and Bunk Room

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One of the many open holes in walls to access leaking pipes

 

 

 

Combination Laundry Room and Bunk Room

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Meeting Room lacks current technology.

 

 

 

Combination Laundry Room and Bunk Room

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The "Throne Room" is the only restroom on the 2nd Floor meeting / office floor.

 

 

 

Combination Laundry Room and Bunk Room

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4 Desk Office shared by 6 personnel.

 

 

 

Combination Laundry Room and Bunk Room

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Rescue Equipment stored on Bay Floor due to lack of storage.

 

 

 

Combination Laundry Room and Bunk Room

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Pressurized Oxygen stored next to vehicles. We are careful backing up!

 

 

 

Combination Laundry Room and Bunk Room

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Ambulance Bay Ceiling too low for many modern ambulances.

 

 

 

Combination Laundry Room and Bunk Room

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Fire Bay too narrow. Apparatus forced to enter / exit at an angle.

 

 

 

Combination Laundry Room and Bunk Room

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Wall damage from engine striking wall exiting at angle.

 

 

 

Combination Laundry Room and Bunk Room

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Damage to Door Frames from truck strikes on exit

 

 

 

Combination Laundry Room and Bunk Room

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During heavy rain, leaks run down this wall past fuse box.

 

 

 

Combination Laundry Room and Bunk Room

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Some of the many repairs to keep the brick facade intact.

 

 

 

Combination Laundry Room and Bunk Room

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Equipment / Supplies stored in Shed #1.

 

 

 

Combination Laundry Room and Bunk Room

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Why we needed to purchase Shed #1.

 

 

 

Combination Laundry Room and Bunk Room

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Basement storage room for Gear and Protective Equipment.

 

 

 

Combination Laundry Room and Bunk Room

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Mildew on a helmet stored in the basement archives.

 

 

 

Combination Laundry Room and Bunk Room

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Dozen of cracks in stucco around the building

 

 

 

Combination Laundry Room and Bunk Room

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Equipment / Supplies stored in Shed #2.

 

 

 

Combination Laundry Room and Bunk Room

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Why we needed to buy Shed #2

 

 

 

Combination Laundry Room and Bunk Room

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Another favorite spot for rain to roll down interior wall during storms.

 

 

 

Combination Laundry Room and Bunk Room

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Office out of service after rain storm.