Sanford has awarded the contract for the new construction of Sanford Fire Station Number 5 to Carolina Commercial Contractors, who began work on the project Monday. With many new housing developments under construction, this new fire station on Colon Road will provide essential city resources and improved response times to Sanford’s growing population.

Fire Station Number 5 will be 12,000 square feet and include two apparatus bays, a kitchen and dining area, bunkrooms, exercise space, offices, laundry and more. The one-story facility is designed for construction of a third bay in the future.

“Station Number 5 illustrates Sanford’s commitment to its community by investing in public service enhancements, and Carolina Commercial Contractors is excited to be a part of this essential piece of our community’s future,” said Carolina Commercial Senior Project Manager Dave Richardson.

Although the station will be called Station Number 5, it is actually the fourth city-owned fire station. One of the county’s volunteer fire stations is already designated Station Number Four for mutual aid purposes. Station Number 1 is located at the intersection of Weatherspoon Street and Hawkins Avenue, while station Number Two is on Woodland Avenue. Station Number Three is located at Cool Springs and Carbonton roads.

Check out a flyover Carolina Commercial Contractors posted on Instagram below: