(Voorhees, NJ) – The Camden County Improvement Authority (CCIA) announced the construction of a new public safety building that will be operational by the Fall of 2017. This state of the art facility will be part of the critical infrastructure to keep the residents safe and secure for generations to come.
“This innovative project will be an asset to the first responders and residents of Waterford Township by not only providing their public safety community with a modern base of operations, but will do so in a more efficient and cost effective manner,” said Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli, Jr. “Ensuring our firemen and first responders have a modern base of operations”.
The 11,560-square-foot, one-story building will provide a new home for the Waterford Township Fire Department. The structure will feature five engine bays, a radio room, chief’s office, training and seminar room, decontamination room, dayroom, kitchen, fitness room, laundry, men’s and women’s sleeping quarters, and men’s and women’s lavatory with shower facilities. The total cost of the project is $3.75 million.
“The new Public Safety Building is a prime example of county and municipal governments working together for the public good,” said Waterford Township Mayor Bill Richardson. “This new facility demonstrates our commitment to our residents, and shows business owners and prospective new entities interested in coming to Waterford Township, we are moving forward by revitalizing the White Horse Pike Corridor, investing in our future and working towards an even greater township.”
The Waterford Township Fire Department was established in 1993 when the township’s three independent volunteer fire companies combined. The incorporated department is currently operating out of a building on Atco Avenue, parts of which date back to 1914.