Steps to Overhaul Wellington Avenue Firehouse Begin.
Design and engineering plans are currently being drafted for Ventnor City’s second fire station on Wellington Avenue. The current station has served as the City’s second firehouse since 1973.
Overtime, the department and its equipment have outgrown the facility, and the structure no longer meets FEMA’s requirements for critical infrastructure. Commissioners voted in January to tear down the building and replace it with a new, fully compliant firehouse.
Bids for demolition and construction will commence once design plans are finalized. It is expected that demolition be complete before the end of the year, and construction to begin in early 2019.
Did you know? Ventnor City is required to have two firehouses to comply with National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards that dictate response time requirements, which keeps fire insurance costs low. The two stations also ensure the department could get to those in need if the Dorset Avenue Bridge was up.