GODFREY, Ill. – Godfrey Fire Protection District will construct a new $6.5 million fire hall and administration building to consolidate operations. The new 15,000 square foot facility will replace the district’s two existing fire stations, which lack sufficient space for modern fire and emergency service vehicles and equipment. Relocating Godfrey Fire Services to a single building with all equipment housed in a central location will allow for better and more efficient dispatch of manpower during emergency response.
The modern, state-of-the-art facility will include drive-in device bays, space for medical and other supplies as well as training and administration areas such as meeting rooms, offices and living quarters. The location at 3023 Godfrey Road in Godfrey, IL is more central and has room for growth to meet the ever-increasing demand for emergency services.
“This important project will allow the Fire District to operate more efficiently while strengthening our District’s mission to protect the lives and properties of the citizens of the Village of Godfrey,” said Terry Ford, Chairman of the District Fire District Board of Directors. fires.
The construction project is funded by a bond that was overwhelmingly approved in April 2021 by local voters. The bond also funds the purchase of essential and updated emergency equipment, including heart monitors and firefighter gear, as well as the replacement of obsolete vehicles that are increasingly expensive to maintain.
“The directors and project team are working diligently to deliver this project in a way that meets all of our objectives despite the current construction market challenges and supply chain difficulties,” said Gerard Fischer, Secretary/Treasurer of the Fire District Board of Trustees.
Construction of the facility will begin this fall and will be complete by the end of 2023.
The owner’s representative is Northstar Management and the architect is FGM Architects. SM Wilson & Co. was selected to serve as construction manager.
ABOUT GODFREY FIRE
The Godfrey Fire Protection District provides non-transportation fire, rescue and first aid emergency medical services to a district that encompasses 36 square miles and 18,000 people. For more information on the new station as well as to follow the progress of the project, please visit GodfreyFire.com.
ABOUT NORTHSTAR MANAGEMENT
Northstar Management Company was founded in 1998 with a mission to successfully guide clients through the complex planning, design and construction process. Represent the owner’s best interests as an “independent” resource. Northstar specializes in managing a variety of project types, including healthcare, education, commercial/public, and infrastructure (mechanical and electrical systems).
ABOUT THE FGMA
FGM Architects has specialized in planning and designing environments where people live, learn, love, work, play and gather since 1945. FGM Architects serves communities in Illinois, Missouri, Wisconsin and Texas from offices in Oak Brook, Chicago, O’Fallon, St. Louis, Milwaukee and Austin with a team of 100 architectural, design, technical and administrative professionals.
ABOUT SM WILSON & CO.
SM Wilson is a full-service construction management, design/build, and general contracting firm headquartered in St. Louis with offices in Edwardsville, IL and Cape Girardeau, MO. Founded in 1921, SM Wilson is dedicated to exceeding customer expectations by putting people first. The 100% employee-owned company is one of the Midwest’s leading construction management companies. Areas of expertise include K-12 education, commercial, healthcare and government projects. For more information, visit www.smwilson.com.