WARSAW — The Warsaw-Wayne Fire Territory meeting started off at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2, with an introduction of all those present, including Jack Daniel and Aimee Shimasaki from Martin Riley Architects of Fort Wayne.
Daniel and Shimasaki were in attendance to present preliminary schematics for the new fire station, Station 3, to be located on CR 200S near Country Club Road. The tract of land was purchased in 2009, from the Warsaw Community Church for $76,000.
The new structure will have a three-bay drive through station with a safe place for the community to go in case of an emergency situation. It will have the city’s fourth tornado siren. It will be designed as a “safe and secure” community based fire station that will be a state of the art facility with a “community room” setting and a professional exterior design with a bike trailhead in the back of the facility. All fire apparatus traffic will enter on CR 200S. The new station will have a three-man crew.
According to the presentation, presented by Warsaw-Wayne Fire Township Fire Chief Michael Wilson, WWFT’s primary response covers an area 49 square miles, which includes a population of approximately 14,200 within the city of Warsaw and approximately 38,000 total in Wayne Township. The station protects approximately 11,267 households and mixed commercial structures, including private and public schools and three colleges.
The jurisdictional area is host to many world headquarters of manufacturing facilities and is an automatic aide response to the world’s largest bio-diesel plants.
WWFT serves a total of 78,000 citizens as part of the mutual aid agreement with 13 other fire services in the areas of emergency services, fire suppression, public education, fire inspections and investigations and the WWFT Technical Rescue Team plays an important part with Indiana Homeland Security District 2, in which they are a part of seven county wide team, serving over 646,000.
The WWFT technical rescue team is capable of potential response to the entire state of Indiana and Illinois due to the involvement in the Mutual Aid Box Alarm System and being National Incident Management Systems compliant and they were also part part of an emergency medical services taskforce assigned to and responding from the state of Indiana to Hurricane Sandy emergency disaster event.
The motion to move forward with the preliminary design was unanimously approved.
In other business:
- Appropriations were approved unanimously.
- Wilson gave his monthly activity report which detailed the amount of medical rescues, the area of the rescues and fire inspections.
- Travel requests to attend District 2 team leader meetings, District 2 technical drills and a safety and education conference were approved unanimously.