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Town of Hinesburg. Public Safety Facility and Community Park. Background/History. Fire Station. Fire Department History. Current station built in 1972 with additions in 1976 and 1999, all from fund raising and volunteer labor Planning for expanded facility started in 2005

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Public safety facility and community park

Town of Hinesburg

Public Safety Facility and Community Park

Background/History


Fire station

Fire Station


Fire department history

Fire Department History

  • Current station built in 1972 with additions in 1976 and 1999, all from fund raising and volunteer labor

  • Planning for expanded facility started in 2005

  • 2008 and 2009 plans developed and construction costs estimated.

  • 2010/2011 plans refined and construction costs updated.


Current fire department area

Current Fire Department Area

  • Fire Department currently in 3 areas:

    Fire Station 4,671 sq ft

    Old Fire Station 346 sq ft

    Rented Storage 300 sq ft

    5,317 sq ft total


Need for additional fire department space

Need for Additional Fire Department Space

  • Increased Call Volume/Demand for Services

  • Insurance Services Office (ISO) Public Protection Classification (Insurance Rating)

  • Adequate Space for Training- Mutual Aid

  • Centralized Location of All Equipment & Apparatus

  • More Energy Efficient Building

  • EMT Quarters

  • Long-Term Facilities to Address Current and Future Needs- Adequate space for future apparatus (ladder truck and ambulance)


Police department area

Police Department Area

  • Police Department Currently in 2 Areas:

    Police Station:1,300 sq ft

    Old Fire Station 445 sq ft

    1,745 sq ft Total

    Note: Cruisers currently stored at Chief’s home


Existing police station

Existing Police Station

  • Purchased in 2001 as interim Police Station, value of property recognized as proximity to Fire Station

  • Building consists of original section with 2 subsequent poorly constructed additions with serious foundation/settlement issues.

  • Wet basement with constantly running sump pump.

  • Handicap accessible on first floor only.

  • Up to 4 officers can be on duty at any given time.


Need for additional police department space

Need for Additional Police Department Space

  • Provide Secure Facility (Processing, Detention and Storage)

  • Centralized Location of All Equipment & Apparatus

  • Adequate Office Space

  • Adequate Interview/Conference Area

  • Long-Term Facilities to Address Current & Future Needs

  • Adequate Training/Incident Command Area


Existing police station1

Existing Police Station

Uneven and Rolling Floors-First Floor


Existing police station2

Existing Police Station

Floor Settlement-Second Floor


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Existing Police Station

Office Space for up to 4 Officers


Existing police station4

Existing Police Station

Wet Basement with Dirt Floor


Existing police station5

Existing Police Station

Crumbling Foundation and Sill


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Existing Police Station

Second Floor Settlement


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Existing Police Station

Crumbling Garage Foundation


Existing police station8

Existing Police Station

Crumbling Garage Foundation


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Existing Police Station


Lot 1 committee

Lot 1 Committee

  • Formed by Selectboard in 2010 to evaluate uses/designs for Lot 1 (all town owned property around Fire and Police stations) and make recommendation to Selectboard

  • Hired Broadleaf as consultants; they developed options reviewed by committee

  • Selected plan presented at public meeting Jan 2011

  • Plan incorporated with proposed building


Lot 1 plan

Lot 1 Plan


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