CASPER, Wyo. — Along with possibly constructing a new police headquarters, the City of Casper is considering options for new Fire-EMS Department administrative space along with a new Fire Station No. 1.
Police Facility Design Group, PA was contracted to conduct a feasibility study and space needs assessments for both the Police and Fire-EMS Departments.
The Casper City Council is holding a special work session at 4:30 pm Tuesday, Oct. 29 to discuss the study for a new police headquarters along with the proposed new fire department space.
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The current Casper Fire-EMS administrative space is housed inside of the City Center Building and shares space with the police department.
The study found that 14,000 square feet of space are needed for current and future demands. The administrative space is currently about 7,000 square feet.
Station No. 1 is utilized by about 6-10 personnel and currently has about 11,300 square feet of space. The study says about 24,200 square feet is needed to allow up to 16 personnel to operate out of that station.
It estimates the cost of replacing both the administrative space as well as the Station No. 1 space as follows:
Should the city wish to develop a new facility to house both the fire headquarters and Station No. 1 at one site, the study says they should expect such a project to take 2-3 years.
If the city wants to do it in phases, the study says that would take between 3-5 years.
It also provides two possible development options.
The first option is to house both the fire headquarters and Station No. 1 in a single story facility:
The second option is for a two-story facility. This option is similar to the first option, with the exception that some bunk space would be provided on the second floor of the Station No. 1 half of the design: