The North Charleston Fire Department, City Council, and Mayor Keith Summey broke ground on the city’s largest fire station on November 13, 2014 at the corner of Carner & Clements Avenue.
The 18,000 sq ft, two-story fire station will house three fire companies and combine two previously separate stations, Fire Station 2 (currently on the former navy base) and Fire Station 8 (currently at the corner of Carner Avenue and Meeting Street Road). Housing two engines and one aerial apparatus, the new Station will be designated at as Fire Station 2. The site for the new station sits adjacent to a future city park near Military Magnet Academy on Carner Avenue.
Plans for Fire Station 2 include five bays for active and reserve apparatus, a training facility, offices for the city’s arson investigators, and crew living quarters. The fire station will also include the city’s first fire slide for quick access to the ground level from crew sleeping quarters.
Construction on the $5.2 million station is scheduled for completion by the end of 2015.