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Cambridge Volunteer Fire Department

When Disasters Happen...We Are Here For You!
PLEASE VOTE
YES
ON MARCH 18TH
TO BUILD OUR NEW FIREHOUSE
Proudly Protecting The Cambridge Valley
-26 Unpaid Volunteer Active  Firefighters
-Average 1109 Hours of Firefighter Training Annually (2018)

-Average 3588 Hours Spent Answering Alarms (2018)

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THE ROAD AHEAD
  • Total Estimated Cost Including Building, Engineering, and Archaeology Studies, and Architect: $3.7M*
  • Referendum Vote March 18, 2020 with Village Elections

*Estimated tax increase of $1.05 $0.75 per $1,000 assessed value for Village Residents
Cambridge Volunteer Fire Department protects 5 communities in the Region, even reaching into Vermont.
11 WEST MAIN STREET - PRESENT HOME:
  • 1951 Vintage
  • Fire apparatus have grown – modern trucks longer, larger and heavier, the need to buy customized trucks to fit the bays; standard trucks are 32’, the largest is a custom 26
  • Walls and foundation are deteriorating 
  • Unsafe walkways within the apparatus bays
  • Trucks pull out onto sidewalk, location also necessitates travel through busy intersections
  • The building has been expanded building to its maximum in current location
  •  Current building was built to 3300 square feet to house 3 trucks. We now have 5 trucks, and have to maintain office and training room at Village Offices, as well as rent a storage unit and maintain a storage trailer at DPW.
NEW FIREHOUSE LOCATION ON GILBERT STREET (RT 313):
  • Presently working with CT Male Engineering Group 
  • As costs rose during planning stages between 2003-2011, planned firehouse has been scaled down to best meet needs while maintaining fiscal responsibility
  • Preliminary Renderings are done; planned to maintain 10,000 square feet (reduced 20% from original design)
  • Land Subdivision is completed, turning approximately 3.2 acres over to the Village
  • Updated Geotechnical Study completed

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