Last Hilton Head ‘original’ fire station being replaced with new facility, technology – WJCL News

Posted: March 5, 2020 at 5:46 pm

A piece of Hilton Head Island history will soon be getting a major upgrade, with a goal of continuing to help save lives. The town is tearing down its last of six original fire stations and will be building a new one in its place.Hilton Head Fire Station 2 has been an icon on the island for 45 years. It is located in Sea Pines off Lighthouse Road. The fire chief for Hilton Head Island Fire Rescue, Brad Tadlock, said the building has undergone several expansions and renovations over the years, and it's time for a new one. The town is committed to upgrading and making the fire stations resilient. When we come back from a storm, we have to be able to operate and get the town back open and operating," said Tadlock.While the new building is under construction, the department's personnel will operate out of a temporary location next to the Sea Pines Resort Fitness Center. It is located in the Shoppes at Sea Pines Center. Tadlock said,"This location will ensure that response times and service delivery standards are maintained to that area of the Island until the project is completed."The town said the old station will be replaced with a new 8,500 square foot fire station that will have sleeping facilities for six firefighters, a weight room, and three bays for fire apparatus and ambulances. Town officials said construction is expected to take one year, depending on weather and other factors. The nearly $3.8 million project is part of the town's capital improvement program. Tadlock said construction will stop during the RBC Heritage Golf Tournament and start back up following the event.Construction is expected to start on the new station next week.

A piece of Hilton Head Island history will soon be getting a major upgrade, with a goal of continuing to help save lives.

The town is tearing down its last of six original fire stations and will be building a new one in its place.

Hilton Head Fire Station 2 has been an icon on the island for 45 years. It is located in Sea Pines off Lighthouse Road. The fire chief for Hilton Head Island Fire Rescue, Brad Tadlock, said the building has undergone several expansions and renovations over the years, and it's time for a new one.

The town is committed to upgrading and making the fire stations resilient. When we come back from a storm, we have to be able to operate and get the town back open and operating," said Tadlock.

While the new building is under construction, the department's personnel will operate out of a temporary location next to the Sea Pines Resort Fitness Center. It is located in the Shoppes at Sea Pines Center.

Tadlock said,"This location will ensure that response times and service delivery standards are maintained to that area of the Island until the project is completed."

The town said the old station will be replaced with a new 8,500 square foot fire station that will have sleeping facilities for six firefighters, a weight room, and three bays for fire apparatus and ambulances.

Town officials said construction is expected to take one year, depending on weather and other factors.

The nearly $3.8 million project is part of the town's capital improvement program.

Tadlock said construction will stop during the RBC Heritage Golf Tournament and start back up following the event.

Construction is expected to start on the new station next week.

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