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By Brian Hess

Martinsburg Fire Co. to Expand Fire Station


February 11, 2021

Brian Hess

The Martinsburg Volunteer Fire Department purchased the apartment building (left) that is next to the fire hall along South Market Street approximately two years ago. The fire department plans to tear down the building within the next couple of weeks and have a new steel-frame building that will include three apparatus bays, an office and new locker rooms erected in its place. The fire department hopes to take occupancy of the new building by fall or winter.

The Martinsburg Volunteer Fire Co. will expand its fire station this year.

Richard L. Brantner Jr., assistant fire chief, said that the planned addition, which will be to the north of the existing building along South Market Street, will include three apparatus bays, an office and new locker rooms for firefighters' gear.

The addition also will include garage-type doors for the apparatus bays, like the ones on the original fire station. The steel-frame building will have a brick cased front like the current building.

Garman Brothers Construction of Williamsburg will be the main contractor f...

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