Manchester Fire Breaks Ground For New Station 9 On Calef Road
Manchester, NH - Current and past members of the City of Manchester Fire Department gathered outside of the recently closed Station 9 on Calef Road Monday to be part of a groundbreaking ceremony for the new station that will be built.
The station has housed countless firefighters who served the South Manchester community and regularly respond to incidents on the highway.
Station 9 was originally built nearly 60 years ago, and since that time the City has continued to grow. The new Station 9 will meet the modern-day needs of the City, accommodate today’s larger fire apparatus, and provide the firefighters with much needs safety measures such as a gear room for proper decontamination of their firefighting gear.
Chief Ryan J. Cashin expressed his thanks to Mayor Joyce Craig, The City of Manchester NH, and the Board of Aldermen for their unwavering support of this project. Congressman Chris Pappas expressed his support for this project and its impact on the City. Additionally, the Chief thanked Chief of Facilities Josh Gagne, Facilities Superintendent Eric Krueger, Fred Matuszewski of Matuszewski Architects, Daryl Luter President of Fulcrum, Assistant Chief Lamothe, Captain Plantier, Superintendent Blue, Alderman Burkush, and Chief (ret.) Parent.
During construction Station 9’s apparatus and personnel will be housed at Station 7 at 679 Somerville Street but will post within their normal service area as much as possible. Upon the completion of the Queen City Bridge project, it may be moved to Station 2 on South Main Street.
The new station will have a community room that groups looking to have meetings can utilize. The current plan is for the new station to open in July 2023
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