The Borough of Somerville hosted a groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday, Oct. 13 for the Emergency Services Facility on N. Gaston Avenue. The facility will consolidate the Police and Fire Departments, Office of Emergency Management and EMS/Rescue Squad in one central location.
Preliminary site preparation should begin by the end of the year and the facility is expected to be operational in 2024.
Remarks from the Ceremony
Over the next few months the ground we stand on today will give birth to a state-of-the-art complex second to none. Where once stood a bakery, a pizzeria, a bank and an ice cream stand will soon rise a building that symbolizes the pride and optimism of a community both proud of its past and confident in its future. The work we begin today is the result of many talented individuals too numerous to name, but know that this project reflects both the expertise and passion of a group of people with the common goal of protecting Somerville both today and in a future that none of us here can predict. It is my fervent hope that years from now the residents of Somerville will be able to say, “Our town got it right in 2022! - Mayor Dennis Sullivan
We all worked together for the benefit of Somerville. The result will be one of the greatest achievements this town will celebrate since the opening of the new High School. The new structure will feature state of art electronic communications, space for future staff as the Borough continues to grow, and room for all who work here to be comfortable and productive. For my colleagues in the fire, police and emergency services departments, it is my hope and prayer that all who serve here will do so safely and comfortably. And that all the people you help will be grateful for the work we’ve done to make this wonderful building a reality. This is our legacy for future generations. - Councilmember Granville Brady