Community Attends Grand Opening for Ontario Fire District Station 3
MRB Group personnel joined with Fire District Commissioners John Agnello, Aron Thompson, Mark Wyse, and Chris Breed, Fire Chief Josh Dundon, and members of the Ontario Fire Company on February 27, 2022, to celebrate the grand opening of the Ontario Fire District’s Station 3 facility. The new firehouse is located on Lakeside Road in the Town of Ontario, NY.
Auxiliary and community members as well as personnel from neighboring departments crowded into the Station’s new equipment bay to hear remarks from Commissioners, Wayne County Fire Coordinator and Company member Bill Bellingham, Ontario Town Supervisor Frank Robusto, and NYS Assembly Member Brian Manktelow.
Both Supervisor Robusto and Assemblyman Manktelow congratulated the Fire Company and MRB Group on a well-planned design process. The Assemblyman presented the Fire Company with an official Citation he prepared to commemorate the occasion.
“It was an honor and pleasure to be a part of this project,” said Pat Nicoletta, PE, MRB Group’s project Team Leader. He and Architect Scott Bova worked closely with a committee selected by the Board of Commissioners to design a facility that would meet the needs of the Department while blending in successfully with the residential neighborhood where Station 3 is located.
“The completion of this project represents a lot of hard work by many dedicated personnel,” said Commissioner Wyse. He and fellow Commissioners recognized a number of individuals who volunteered significant time in helping to design the new facility.
“The project began as a site selection process,” Nicoletta stated, “then turned into a comprehensive programming and design process to ultimately create this state-of-the-art facility.”
According to Nicoletta, the new Station 3 was designed with long-term operational needs and expenses in mind. MRB Group’s design team first utilized the existing structure located on the property, and extended it to include two new apparatus bays, a kitchen, locker rooms, and a multi-purpose room to provide ample meeting space for department and community use. The building features thermal windows, radiant heating in the equipment bay area, and LED lighting fixtures, along with high-efficiency mechanical systems to keep utility costs lower.
“Our collaborative teamwork has resulted in a well-planned facility that will serve the residents of the Town for years to come,” Wyse added.
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