Construction of the new South Summit Fire Station 41 is complete, and a project summary is available here.
The two-story station is 13,500 square feet and includes office and storage space as well as ample emergency-vehicle parking. The dome portion is 120 feet in diameter with a total ceiling height of 35 feet. The station’s size allowed administrators to move their remote offices into the new building as well.
Fire-department personnel hosted an open house Sept. 19. Getting the Kamas Valley community on board with the innovative design was a challenge initially, but they’ve been pleased with the finished product, especially the interior, Station 41 captain and board commissioner Jackson Coleman said. “It’s going to help bring us into the future,” he said.
According to Park City and Summit County news agency The Park Record, South Summit fire chief Scott Anderson said the completed building will protect against natural disasters and provide an emergency shelter for locals. The project cost $2.6 million; other bids ranged from $8 million to $14 million.