CENTER HALL – In line with Fireplace Chief Harry Hockenberry, development of the brand new Heart Corridor Fireplace Firm hearth corridor is on schedule.
The 14,000 sq. foot facility is situated alongside Witmer Avenue on the japanese finish of the borough. Hockenberry stated the station consists of eight tools bays, a big assembly room, a completely geared up kitchen, and a hearth division lounge, all in a single-story constructing. The final contractor for the construction is ECI Building, LLC.
The constructing is absolutely framed and enclosed, and inside work, such because the set up of drywall, electrical and plumbing work continues. Massive tools bay doorways had been put in final week, utterly enclosing the construction and defending employees from winter climate.
Hockenberry expects the hearth firm to take possession of the constructing in late April or early Could of this 12 months. He stated an open home was scheduled for June 19.
Hockenberry stated the unique plans for the constructing had been for a two-story constructing, however had been modified to a one-story design.
“There aren’t any stairs within the constructing,” he says. “It is going to be nice for the aged and the disabled.”
The brand new station is the results of nearly 11 years of planning and fundraising. Hockenberry famous that every one funds for the development got here from fundraisers held by the hearth firm and that there have been no authorities grants concerned.
The present hearth station on North Pennsylvania Avenue (Route 144) was in-built 1952 and served the enterprise nicely then, and for almost seven many years since.
An addition was added to the again of the constructing a couple of years later to deal with extra tools, however the hearth firm outgrown the construction.
Hockenberry stated the constructing was bought to the Borough of Heart Corridor.