Construction on Bogota Fire Department underway

Thursday, July 11, 2024
Pictured above is the future site of the Bogota Fire Station.
State Gazette photo/ submitted


The site of the future Bogota fire station is now being prepped for construction following the receipt of a $500K Community Development Block Grant.

State Gazette photo/ submitted

The new fire station will replace Bogota’s current station, constructed between 1986-1987. A 15% match from the county, amounting to $88,808 was designated for the project in addition to $97,948 of remaining funds left over from the spec building project, $69K from American Rescue Act funds, and $30K from the sale of outdated fire trucks, for a total cost to the county of $287,808.

Once complete, Singleteary informed members of the Dyer County Commission that the Bogota Fire Department, a 100% volunteer-based department, would continue to maintain the building and the property at no cost to the county; however, assistance may be required in the future to pay for insurance for the new station.

Singleteary says the new 2-bay fire station will be roughly 2,600 square feet. The former fire station will be used for storage. Currently, the Bogota Fire Station has 12 active firefighters, and another dozen volunteers.

State Gazette photo/ submitted

Engineering firm TLM has been selected to oversee the project. The station is slated for completion in April 2025.

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