‘Substantial completion’ of new Onset Fire Station expected this week

Jun 13, 2021

Construction of the new Onset Fire Station is nearly complete: Town officials are set to sign off on its “substantial completion” as early as this week, at which point the department can begin moving things into the new building.

Project manager Joe Sullivan reported progress on the station, located at 8 Sand Pond Rd. behind the old Salvation Army, during the Onset Fire District Prudential Committee’s June 10 meeting. 

“We’re looking to have affidavits for substantial completion for next week,” Sullivan said on Thursday. “That being said — it doesn’t mean the fire department's going to move right into it.” 

He explained that the department will have to set up utilities, phone service and internet and move its equipment and furniture to the new station. But he noted that the department should be able to operate out of the new station soon. 

“The station’s beautiful inside,” Sullivan said. “It’s really come together.”

The committee discussed tentatively holding a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new station during the first week of August. The original goal was to have the fire department operating out of the new station by April 1, but the coronavirus caused some setbacks.