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NEW FIRE STATION PROJECT
Oak Bluffs Moves In to
Video of Progress Nov 2015
Oak Bluffs Fire Station
The new Oak Bluffs Fire Station has been completed and the department
moved into the new $8.3 Million, 20,000+ square foot, 12 bay station
on December 6, 2015. The station is located on the site of the previous
station at Wing Road and County Road. Construction took just 1 year
while the department worked out of the DPW garage and other temporary
quarters. The station has been dedicated the Nelson W. Amaral Fire/EMS
Station in memory of the retired chief who served the department for
54 years, 34 as chief. The station is equipped with essential office,
living, classroom, and other space that the previous station lacked.
Voters in Oak Bluffs on Martha's Vineyard approved the construction
of a new Fire Headquarters in 2014.
The present facility (shown above) will be
torn down in the Fall of 2014
and apparatus will be relocated for about 1-1/2 years while a new fire
headquarters is built on the same site.
SEE OAK BLUFFS PLANS
NOVEMBER 19, 2014 MV TIMES STORY
Oak Bluffs Fire
The Oak Bluffs Fire and EMS Department moved out of their
Wing Road & County Road headquarters in the late Fall of 2014.
Apparatus was relocated up the street to the DPW.
The space metal type former station was then torn down
to make room for a new facility (shown above).
The "old" station,
built in the 1970s had already been added
onto several times and EMS crews were operating from a
trailer parked on property.
Oak Bluffs, much
like Provincetown, at one time had
at least 4 small or single company fire stations to
protect the very congested community.
They were all combined into one in the 1970s.
Construction on the
new building is expected to take about
a year with occupancy planned for late in 2015.
Voters approved a new building in 2013.
Update March 2015
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The Oak Bluffs Fire
department expects to have their new fire rescue station
completed in the Fall of 2015. In the mean time, with the old station torn down,
the department has set up temporary administrative offices and the primary
EMS response unit at 133 Wing Road next to the old station.
The fire apparatus
and backup EMS apparatus are housed in the DPW
garage on Barnes Road.
Oak Bluffs Future
May 10, 2015
The new fire
station is taking shape and even with the difficult weather
the project is on schedule. The building will have 6 double deep drive
through bays and plenty of living space and offices. It is being built
on the site of the old station and Barnes & Wing road.
Photos May 2015
currently operates 4 engines, 1 aerial tower, a heavy rescue,
4 ambulances, a rehab unit, a fire-rescue boat, and numerous support
Oak Bluffs recently
built a fire museum on the property which is expected
to be reopened on the property when the new station opens.
One of the old
stations located on the harbor
used to house Eng 1 & 2.