Offaly County Council awards tender for Ferbane Fire Station

Date Published : January 12th, 2017    Published By : admin

The community of Ferbane, Co. Offaly are to get a newly build fire station.  The new station, when constructed will be connected to the current Municipal District Office in Gallen, Ferbane which is an important protected structure.

Offaly County Council have awarded the tender for construction of the new Ferbane Fire Station to Mayo based construction company Finna Construction Ltd. The project is being funded by the Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government.  

960 Proposed Plan Ferbane Fire Station
Pic: (Artist impression of proposed new Ferbane Fire Station).
Courtesy: (Offaly County Council Planning Department)

On completion, the new station will provide the necessary facilities which are essential for the crew of Ferbane Fire Brigade and for the community that they respond to. These facilities will include; a dedicated training yard, training tower, lecture room, welfare facilities, fitness area and office space.

The station will also accommodate for 1 no. Class B Fire Appliance, 1 no. Water Tanker and 1 no. 4WD Jeep

Offaly Fire Ferbane Planning
Pic: (Signing of the Contracts)
Photo: (Offaly County Fire and Rescue Service)

Back Row (L to R): Fergal McGuire (Ferbane Station Officer), Niamh Kearns (Niall J Kearns & Company Ltd., Architects), Eoin O’Ceilleachair (Chief Fire Officer), Frank Heslin (Director of Services), Clive Duke (Senior Assistant Chief Fire Officer), Sarah Delahunt (Ferbane Area Engineer)
Front Row (L to R): Cllr Eamon Dooley, Cllr Eddie Fitzpatrick (Cathaoirleach), Vincent Lydon (Finna Construction Ltd.), Brendan Heaney (Tobin Consulting Engineers)

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