Marshfield: Fire chief to recommend new fire station construction firm

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Marshfield’s fire chief appeared before the board of selectmen Monday night with an update on the process of building a new fire station.

Fire Chief Kevin Robinson said he’ll be back before the board of selectmen in about 2 weeks with a final recommendation for the construction firm to build a new fire station at 21 Massasoit Ave.

“On July 1 we hope to be in front of the board of selectmen with our recommended choice for a general contractor, with a contract for them to sign that night”.

The fire chief said the Massasoit Fire Station will move to a temporary location at 563 Ocean Street for about one year, until the new one is up and running.

“We’ll be in the same area – we’ll be transferring our phone lines over there. We think there will be a seamless transition from one location to the other. The DPW is working with us – the fire station signs currently indicate that Massasoit will be moved when we move, so that it will be clear that we’re now at a new location, as well as some new signs made up for the post in front of the temporary fire station, indicating that’s where we’re now operating out of”, the chief said.

Construction of the new fire station is estimated at a cost of about $3.5 million.

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