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ONSET
FIRE HEADQUARTERS
OPENED SEPT 2021
(UNDER CONSTRUCTION 2019-2021)
Updated October 7, 2021

| Fire Station Plan | Latest Update | Construction Progress | Preparation | Planning | Older Facility |

FIRE STATION PLAN

 

ONSET FIRE STATION PROJECT
     Onset Fire District has had a fire station in the center of the village for over 100 years.

     The old original station was built in the early 1900s. It was replaced by the current station in the 1970s. Apparatus ran out the front and rear of the station with 3 bays each side and office space in between, as well as dispatch Fire Alarm. As apparatus of the 1970s began to be replaced, it was clear that a new facility was needed.

     In 2017, Onset Fire District voters approved construction of a new station. At the meeting, a motion cut the approved budget by nearly half to about $8 Million.  Leadership had to go back to the drawing board to find ways to make it possible to build a station. The property owned by the district north of Route 6 and near the Water Department was chosen after attempts to do some land swaps in the village center failed to get approval. 

    The land was cleared and prepared in 2019.
    Construction on the new Station began in Spring 2020.

     July 2021, Construction appears to be completed. All construction equipment off grounds, apparatus floors completed, and landscaping done. Move-in should be coming soon!

     October 7, 2021. Onset Fire Department moved into the new station in September 2021. All apparatus and equipment was moved over to the new station and the old East Central Ave station and Water Department station are no longer used by the Onset FD. The new station is nothing fancy. Much of the originally planned and needed space had to be cut due to a huge budget cut.

 


 Onset Plans
 

Architect's image of the new Onset Fire Station.
March 2020

Original Proposed Onset Fire Station
(Note: plan changed after amendment at Dist Meeting)

NEW ONSET FIRE STATION
(Approved 2017 - Under Construction 2020-2021)

The site of the new station has been cleared and prepared for future construction
as of Dec 2019.

The Onset Fire District voters approved a new fire station on May 15, 2017.
The proposed $13.9 M request was amended at the meeting approving only
$8 Million for the project, forcing the plans to go back to the drawing board.

The new station is planned for a plot near the water department facility
on Sand Pond Road north of Route 6. 

The present station has been in the heart of Onset village forever.
The 5 Central Ave station was built in 1950 next to the older
original station. The station has 6 bays, but is not well suited for
larger apparatus including the departments most recent ladder truck.

GROUND BROKEN
March 2020
Some of the foundations and site prep has been done and
the ceremonial "Groundbreaking" was held on March 11, 2020.

MOVED IN
September 2021
 

FIRE STATION CONSTRUCTION

 

 

 

 

The old and present Onset Fire Stations.
To be replaced by new station.
Photo Nov 19, 2019

Present Onset Headquarters
May 2019

Present Onset Headquarters
With arrival of new Engine 1
January 15, 2021

 

LATEST UPDATE

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UPDATE: Photos October 7, 2021

 

Onset Fire Headquarters
The Onset Fire Department moved into its new fire station in September 2021.
The old headquarters in Onset center and the Water Department garage are no longer used.
October 7, 2021

 

Onset Fire Dispatch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLOSED
The 5 East Central Ave Station is closed.
Oct 7, 2021

 

 

 

 

CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS

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UPDATE: Photos July 21, 2021

Onset Fire Headquarters Progress
Appears that construction is complete. No longer any construction on site.
Apparatus floor clear and ready for move in.
July 21, 2021

 

 

UPDATE: Photos June 16, 2021

Onset Fire Headquarters Progress
Station nearly complete. Work on intersection of road with Route 6.
June 16, 2021

 

UPDATE: Photos May 21, 2021

Onset Fire Headquarters Progress
Getting Close.
May 21, 2021



 

UPDATE: Photos April 7, 2021

Onset Fire Headquarters Progress
First Tour
April 7, 2021

 

UPDATE: Photos February 10, 2021

Onset Fire Headquarters Progress
Feb 10, 2021



UPDATE: Photos
January 15, 2021

Onset Fire Headquarters taking shape
Jan 15, 2021

 

 

UPDATE: Photos December 22, 2020

Siding going on new Station
Dec 22, 2020

 

 

UPDATE: Photos December 3, 2020

Onset Station Progress
Dec 3, 2020

 

 

UPDATE: Photos November 5, 2020

Onset Fire Station Progress
Nov 5, 2020

 

 

UPDATE: Photos October 8, 2020

Onset Headquarters Construction
Oct 8, 2020

 

 

UPDATE: Photos August 19, 2020

 

Onset Fire Station progress
August 19, 2020

 

 

 

UPDATE: Photos June 12, 2020

Onset Fire Station progress
June 12, 2020

 

 

UPDATE: Photos May 21, 2020

Onset Fire Station progress
May 21, 2020

 

 

UPDATE: Photos January 7, 2020

Onset Fire Station Project
Jan 7, 2020

 



UPDATE: Photos October
15, 2019

The land where the new Onset Fire Station will  be built.
October 15, 2019




 

 

PREPARATION

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UPDATE: Photos August 29, 2019

The area where the new fire station will be built was cleared and prepared.
August 2019

 

UPDATE: Photos May 21, 2019

The lot is just north of Route 6 in the distance.
May 21, 2019

Area where new fire station is planned, from ramp of Station 2 - Water Department
April 30, 2017

 

 

PLANNING

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Architect's image of the new Onset Fire Station.
March 2020

The planning to build a new Onset Fire Station began and went to District meeting
in 2017.  The vote passed, but the budget was nearly cut in half resulting in a need
to redo much of what had been planned. The new station would move out of Onset
center to a property north of Route 6

 

 

 

OLDER FACILITY

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Station 2 at Water Department
August 2019

 

Onset old Fire Stations
Nov 2019
 

Onset Headquarters
Engine 1, Engine 2, Engine-Tender 3
May 2019

May 2019

Onset Station
Squad, Rescue 1, Breaker 149
May 2019

Outside shelter for several apparatus in parking lot of station
April 2017

 

 

April 2016

April 2016

 

Onset Station
April 2010
Breaker 148, Ladder 1, Engine 2

April 2006

Sept 9, 2006

Engine 1, Ladder 1, Engine 2
Sept 2006

March 2006

 

Onset Fire Alarm
KCA 410

Onset Firefighters Memorial
Oct 2003

West side of Onset Station
Historically Engines 1 & 2, Ladder 1 out this side.

East side of Onset Station
Typically a small brush truck, squad/fire alarm truck, medical response car.

The Onset Water Department built a new facility off ___-
in ----.  Initially Engine 1 was relocated here as a second station.
Later, the new ladder truck would be housed here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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