Fire Station #3 serves the town's growing residential population and portions of the rural fire district. Station #3 has been designed for efficiency. The 50-year design is built to house up to two engine companies or an engine and a ladder company to respond to the growing safety needs of Harrisburg residents and businesses. Up to 10 EMS personnel and firefighters can man the station when it is operating at full capacity.
Features include a commercial kitchen, day room, dorm-style bedrooms, restrooms, showers and a decontamination room for three firefighters and two paramedics working 24/7 shifts.
Staffing of the new facility will be accomplished with a $1.4 million FEMA grant awarded to the Harrisburg Fire Dept. in July 2015. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Grant Programs Directorate FY 2014 Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Grant funds 100% of salary and benefits for up to 15 new firefighter positions for a two year period.
“The SAFER grant will provide our community the level of fire protection needed to enhance safe and efficient services to the whole Harrisburg Fire District. We are grateful our peers recognize this need as part of the grant process.” says Harrisburg Fire Chief Bryan Dunn. Firefighter positions have been filled with graduates of Recruit Class 24 who joined the ranks of Harrisburg's Fire Department in June 2016.
Harrisburg's newest fire station opened in June 2016 on 1.6 acres at 8045 Rocky River Rd. A ribbon-cutting and open house welcomed the community inside the new facility to tour living quarters, vehicle bay and other areas.
The architectural firm of Stewart-Cooper-Newell designed the building and D.R. Reynolds Company, Inc. was Construction Manager at Risk.