The Susquehanna Township Public Safety Building, located behind the Municipal Building at 1900 Linglestown Rd, is nearing completion on major renovations. The expansion project officially began in September 2016. When completed, the additional space will allow the tanker, now housed at the 6th Street Station of Rescue Fire Company, to be moved to the new and improved Public Safety Building. The building was built in 1989. The expansion will more than double the size of the station from 6,850 square feet to 14,450 square feet. The additional space will add an equipment bay and dedicated meeting room. It will also give the opportunity for 10 live-in responders to live at the station in exchange for volunteering on fire calls.
The expected completion date is June 2017. Susquehanna Township's fire service is 100% volunteer. According to Fire Marshal/Chief George Drees, the completed project will not only enhance Rescue's ability to compete for live-ins, but will also improve safety for firefighters operating in a cramped space.