EXTENSION: Currently, Killarney Fire Station only has two bays. It will almost double in size once the new extension is completed.
By Sean Moriarty
Killarney Fire Station – the second busiest in the county – will almost double in size once a new extension is completed.
Construction is currently awaiting final approval from Housing, Planning and Local Government after Kerry County Council confirmed this week that a contractor has been appointed following a tender process.
This station currently has two appliance bays where the fire engines are parked and stored, but other specialist vehicles have to remain outside.
One of the appliance bays also doubles as a mechanic’s pit for carrying out repairs on fire brigade vehicles, meaning that a fire appliance needs to be moved outside when the pit is being used.
“A new three-bay bay extension has been fully designed and a building contractor appointed,” a Kerry County Council spokesperson told the Killarney Advertiser.
“This project is awaiting final approval from the Department to commence construction. Kerry County Council and Kerry Fire and Rescue Service look forward to the completion of this project at the earliest opportunity.”