2 October 2018
By Mary Bermingham
Cork County Council has confirmed to North Cork Fine Gael Councillor John Paul O’ Shea that they have published the tender seeking contractors to build the new Fire Station for the Town of Kanturk & surrounding areas.
Cork County Council Fire Services Department proposes to provide a new fire station located at a vacant council owned site on Percival St, junction to Mill Road, Kanturk, Co. Cork to replace existing fire station located at St. Theresa’s Place, Kanturk. The current fire station is located on a confined site, adjacent to a housing estate which eliminates any prospect of allowing the current facilities to be considered for upgrading.
Welcoming the news that the tender has been published for the new Fire Station in Kanturk, Cllr. John Paul O’ Shea (FG) said “this is an important step in the process of having a new Fire Station in Kanturk. The Kanturk Fire Brigade covers the towns of Kanturk and Newmarket as well as many small villages in the vicinity. The Fire Brigade serves a population of 15,000 people and responds to about 110 incidents per year”.
The new fire station will comprise of two new appliance bays, lobby, changing rooms, toilets, shower room, lecture/training room and associated ancillary buildings with drill yard, forecourt, parking facilities, landscaping and footpath realignment works.
Cllr. O’ Shea added “The new Fire Station when constructed will play a pivotal role in the North Cork town of Kanturk. It is important we support the fire services and the people who put themselves forward as retained firefighters for our town. This new facility will assist in encouraging new retained firefighters for Kanturk along with supporting our fantastic existing firefighters”.