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SANDWICH
FIRE & POLICE STATIONS
CONSTRUCTION
Updated June 3, 2018

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FIRE STATION PLAN

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SANDWICH FIRE STATIONS PROJECTS
     Sandwich has three fire stations.  Station 1 (Headquarters) was built around 1950 on Route 6A in Sandwich center. The station was added onto in the 1970s and has been cramped for years.
    
    The East Sandwich Fire Station (Station 2) was built in the early 1970s on Route 6A as a call fire station with room for 3 apparatus and with very minimal facilities.  Not meant for on duty personnel.
    
     The Forestdale Fire Station (Station 3) was built about the same time as the East Sandwich station. It was built on Route 130 and was slightly larger than Station 2, having an additional rear side bay essentially able to house 4 apparatus.  While it too was originally built as an unstaffed call station, firefighters made some renovations in the early 1990s to make it livable for 3 personnel.  That part of town has seen the most growth over the years and has become very busy for the fir e rescue department.
    
     The town's Police station, on Route 6A next to fire headquarters was also built back in 1972 and also has been outgrown by the department.
    
     For many years the town has recognized the need to do "something" about the police and fire facilities in town, but continued to put it off for years.  In 2013, a proposal for a brand new Police and Fire Headquarters to be built at Quaker Meeting House Road & Cotuit Road in Forestdale was presented.  As part of the plan, a fire sub station was to be built near the High School on the Route 6A end of Quaker Meeting House Road.  This would have resulted in going from 3 stations to 2 new stations, and selling off the old stations.  It was an expensive plan and failed at the town meeting ballot.
   
     The town went back to the drawing board and in 2016 presented a modest plan for an addition and renovation to be done at the East Sandwich Station 2 and a fire sub station to be built in Forestdale as part of a new Police Station on the property at Quaker Meeting House & Cotuit Road.  The current fire headquarters would be maintained so that the town would be covered by 3 staffed stations.  The plan passed and was funded getting approval of voters on May 5, 2016.The project is estimated at $15 Million.

    Work began in East Sandwich in September 2017 with that station being closed while work is done.  The site was prepared behind the station for an addition with living space and facilities.  The old station itself will also get a major facelift bringing it up to standards.  Plans are to move into that station in the winter or spring of 2018.  Staffing has already been hired and trained to be able to fully open the station for operations.

    Work also began at Quaker Meeting House Road & Quaker Road in September with a large area being cleared and prepared for two structures to be built, including the police station and new Station 3.

    
       

 

 

Police and Fire Stations Approved 

SANDWICH VOTERS APPROVED STATIONS
Sandwich has needed to upgrade its emergency services facilities for decades.
The police station and 3 fire stations are all inadequate having been built in
the 1970s.  A proposal to build a new Police and Fire Headquarters station
and build a new fire sub station was rejected in 2013.

The town went back to the drawing board.
On May 2, 2016 voters approved funding to move forward with a new Police
Station at Cotuit Road & Quaker Meetinghouse Road. 

They also approved building a new fire station on that site to replace the
1970s Forestdale Fire Station 3 which is currently on Route 130.

While no funds were approved for headquarters on Route 6A downtown,
funding was approved to make the East Sandwich Fire Station 2 ready
for staffing.  It was built in the early 1970s as essentially a garage with
no living quarters of facilities for staffing.

 

 

STATION 3
The Fire Sub Station being built in Forestdale at Quaker Meetinghouse Road & Cotuit Road.
Architect's drawing.

 

POLICE STATION
The new Sandwich Police Station being built.

 

 

 

LATEST UPDATE

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UPDATE: Photos June 3, 2018
(OPENED)

East Sandwich Station 2
Renovated, opened and staffed
Engine 452 (E-2) - Breaker 462 (B-2) - Ambulance 458 (A-2)
June 3, 2018

 

 

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UPDATE: Photos June 3, 2018

Forestdale combination Police & Fire Station 3
June 3, 2018

 

 


 

CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS

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UPDATE: Photos April 20, 2018

East Sandwich Station 2
April 20, 2018

 

UPDATE: Photos December 30, 2017

East Sandwich Station 2
December 30, 2017
 

 

UPDATE: Photos September 25, 2017

Photos September 25, 2017

 

 

UPDATE: Photos September 7, 2017

East Sandwich Station 2
Closed for renovations
Photos Sept 7, 2017 

 

UPDATE: Photos August 16, 2017

East Sandwich closed prior to renovations.
Photos Aug 16, 2017

 

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UPDATE: Photos May 21, 2018

Forestdale combination Police & Fire Station 3
May 21, 2018

 

UPDATE: Photos April 20, 2018

Forestdale combination Police & Fire Station 3
April 20, 2018

 

 

UPDATE: Photos December 30, 2017

Forestdale combination Police & Fire Station 3
December 30, 2017

 

UPDATE: Photos September 8, 2017

Photos September 8, 2017
Cotuit Road & Quaker Meetinghouse
Future Station 3 / Fire & Police HQ

Present Sandwich Station 3
March 2017 photo

 

 


 

PREPARATION

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The future police and fire sub station site at Quaker Meeting House Rd
and Cotuit Road in Forestdale.

 


 

PLANNING

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Police and Fire Stations Approved 

SANDWICH VOTERS APPROVED STATIONS
Sandwich has needed to upgrade its emergency services facilities for decades.
The police station and 3 fire stations are all inadequate having been built in
the 1970s.  A proposal to build a new Police and Fire Headquarters station
and build a new fire sub station was rejected in 2013.

The town went back to the drawing board.
On May 2, 2016 voters approved funding to move forward with a new Police
Station at Cotuit Road & Quaker Meetinghouse Road. 

They also approved building a new fire station on that site to replace the
1970s Forestdale Fire Station 3 which is currently on Route 130.

While no funds were approved for headquarters on Route 6A downtown,
funding was approved to make the East Sandwich Fire Station 2 ready
for staffing.  It was built in the early 1970s as essentially a garage with
no living quarters of facilities for staffing.

East Sandwich Station 2 to be renovated and made inhabitable for staffing.


 

Forestdale Station 3 to be replaced by a new station at Cotuit Road &
Quaker Meetinghouse Road with a new Police station.  The station was
first staffed in 1993 as that section of town has grown considerably.

The combination Fire and Police Headquarters originally proposed in
2013 which was rejected at the time.

 

 

 

 

 

OLDER FACILITY

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Sandwich Station "19"

Sandwich Fire Department
The Sandwich Fire Department has moved their Foam Tanker 465
into a stall in Building 19 at the NRG Canal Power Plant.

The Foam Tanker had been stationed at East Sandwich Station 2
but insufficient staffing and a need for apparatus space
made the relocation to the power plant necessary.

The tanker was designed with the power plant in mind
many years ago. It was special called to the recent gasoline
tanker rollover and spill at the Bourne State Police rotary
in March 2015.
March 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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