News Flash

Home

Posted on: September 21, 2023

Renovations Elevate Fire Station 2 Operations to Full-Time Capacity

mayor

The Town of Clayton has completed renovations to Fire Station 2 that will now allow full-time operations to transpire more efficiently. 

Fire Station 2 was opened in 2000 as a volunteer fire station. In the past 23 years, Clayton Fire Department’s responsibilities have increased, making the station’s capacity insufficient.    

Key improvements include the addition of a physical fitness center, an emergency sprinkler system, and an additional 1,190 square feet of storage space which is essential for housing gear racks and equipment. Pre-renovation, such items were inconveniently stored in the station’s bay.    

According to Town Manager Rich Cappola, the Town is committed to modernizing facilities and providing Clayton’s first responders with the resources necessary to ensure the safety and well-being of its citizens.  

“In its previous condition, Fire Station 2 could not sustain continued full-time operations. With the additional storage, the trucks and equipment in our bay can be easily accessed and equipped,” said Clayton Fire Department Battalion Chief Stacey Turner. 

Turner said one of the most significant improvements was the addition of the fitness center and stated that upholding a high level of physical fitness is vital to leading a successful career as a firefighter.  

“Keeping up with the physical demands of the job requires dedicated training. With the new physical fitness center at Fire Station 2, firefighters will be better prepared to serve and protect our citizens and community,” said Turner. 

These renovations support the Town's dedication to public safety, a commitment echoed by its residents who consistently rank public safety as a top priority in recent survey results, Cappola added.  

"We are immensely proud of the collaborative effort between our Engineering staff, HH Architecture, Brawley Contracting, and the Timmons Group which has resulted in a facility that will serve our town for generations to come,” said Cappola. 

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held to celebrate these improvements on Sept. 18, at 3 p.m. at the Fire Station 2 location, 800 NC HWY 42 E and was attended by Town officials, representatives from HH Architecture, Brawley Contracting, the Timmons Group, local dignitaries, and Town staff.  

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Home

Facebook Event Earth Day (Instagram Post)

Clayton Earth Day Clean Up

Posted on: February 13, 2024
1

FY25 Budget Survey

Posted on: February 1, 2024
Jeff Dye headshot 1

Comedian Jeff Dye Added to Schedule

Posted on: February 5, 2024 | Last Modified on: December 9, 2020
thumbnail_Duffy 2-2

Meet Us Monthly: Michael Duffy

Posted on: February 5, 2024
Tim Robbins (2)

Meet Clayton's New Public Works Director

Posted on: December 7, 2023
ConnectwithClayton

Connect with Clayton Newsletter

Posted on: October 17, 2023
CFD Chief Ranes

Town of Clayton Names New Fire Chief

Posted on: September 18, 2023
367418568_671955721636935_4523439289918018547_n

Clayton BBQ Challenge

Posted on: September 14, 2023
Untitled design

Building and Code Staff Appreciation Day

Posted on: September 1, 2023
Work force survey (Instagram Post (Square))

Regional Skills Analysis

Posted on: July 24, 2023
DSC05186

National Intern Day 2023

Posted on: July 27, 2023
Screenshot 2023-07-05 140139

National Parks and Recreation Month

Posted on: July 11, 2023
Untitled design (2)

Southeast Area Study Update - Survey

Posted on: June 27, 2023
Clayton Utility Tracker

Clayton Utility Tracker

Posted on: June 2, 2023
IMG_1844

24th Annual NCAMES Lineman's Rodeo

Posted on: May 31, 2023
Untitled design (22)

Square-to-Square Street Festival

Posted on: May 10, 2023
concerts

Downtown Clayton Concert Series

Posted on: May 10, 2023
Earth Day Litter Sweep Graphic - April 22

Clayton Earth Day Clean Up

Posted on: March 9, 2023
GROUND BREAKING

Municipal Park Groundbreaking

Posted on: November 22, 2016