By Dan Domsic
A new fire station servicing Geist and Fall Creek Township is nearing completion at 104th Street and Florida Road.
Station 96 will house a fire engine, an advanced life support ambulance and a new tanker truck in its three drive-through bays. The station will eventually be staffed by eight FFD members.
The new tanker will serve areas in Fishers that do not have fire hydrants, a large chunk of which is in Fall Creek Township.
Originally slated to open in April or May, the station is now set to open this June and will have a ribbon-cutting and an open house.
FFD Chief Steve Orusa said rain in the early stages of the station’s construction led to delays.
The new station is decked out with a weight room, personnel bunks, living quarters, lockers, police substation and more. One stairwell is built to function as an area for tight space and rope training, with grated flooring that can be popped out.
Orusa said the new station will be an “institutional building.”
“It will be here a long time,” he said. “It’ll last 40 or 50 years, this building, without any significant renovation. So we’re excited.”
The last pieces of the project still needing to be completed are items on a punch list, landscaping and concrete work.
The station is being built by Meyer Najem Corporation.