Cherokee County Fire Station #24 recently reopened its doors after a major renovation that lasted nearly 3 months.
The renovations for the station, which is located in the River Park subdivision in Toonigh, began during the first week in January of this year. According to Cherokee County Division Chief, Dean Floyd, "Renovations to Station 24 included removal and replacement of all drywall areas that had water intrusion or water damage. This included the removal of all electrical or systems needing removed to access the damaged material." Other areas the renovation covered was enlarging the mechanical room and removing the old HVAC equipment.
Station 24 also had its HVAC systerm reconfigured and replaced with more efficient equipment and the cleaning of all the ductwork in the building. Also included in the plans were the creation of an area to store bunker gear and to create a negative pressure area in which to store the gear. "We also put a new roof on the station which was built in 2004. The station was also painted and the flooring was replaced, too," added Floyd.
The cost of the renovations came to $427,700. Cherokee County firefighters were able to return to the fire station during the last week of March.