Howard County Fire Chief William Goddard, members of the Elkridge Volunteer Fire Department and County Council Vice Chair Courtney Watson will gather Monday, Sept. 8 at 9:30 a.m. for the groundbreaking of the new Elkridge fire station, being built on a 7.56-acre site at the corner of Montgomery Road and Bauman Drive in Elkridge.
The new 33,757-foot building will cost an estimated $10 million to build, and will house fire and emergency medical services personnel and equipment.
The two-story facility will feature six drive-thru apparatus bays, sleeping quarters for 23 people, a fitness training room, kitchen, dining room and other facilities, including an emergency short-term evacuation area.
Construction is scheduled to begin in spring 2015 and the station is expected to open in summer 2016. It will replace the fire station on Old Washington Road, which fire officials say was built in 1948.