Seymour dedicates new Fire Station 2 and Fire Department Headquarters

On Nov. 9, 2022, one year to the day after a groundbreaking ceremony, Seymour celebrated the opening and dedication of its new Fire Station 2 and Fire Department Headquarters.

Located on four acres at 1019 W. Second St., the nearly 17,000 square-foot building was designed by RQAW Corp. of Fishers and constructed by BW Construction of Indianapolis.  

Dustin Frye, owner and director of construction for BW Construction, said despite supply chain and pricing challenges, the focus was always on staying within the project budget. The total cost of the building was $5.75 million.

Fire Chief Brad Lucas considers the building a “game changer” for the department and the city.

The headquarters is located on the west side of the building and includes the administrative assistant’s area, chief’s office, an office for a future assistant fire chief, a break room with a kitchen, an inspector’s room, a conference room, and a training room.

The training room was named after former SFD Firefighter Joshua Trueblood, who died in 2019 of brain cancer.

In the front reception area, the building also houses and displays an 1885 horse drawn steam engine which once belonged to the Blish Milling Co.

The crew living quarters on the east side of the building includes four pods featuring two individual bedrooms with a restroom in the middle, a large kitchen, a laundry room, workout room, gear room, day room, workroom, and a quiet room.

Capt. Chris Connell built the department’s new kitchen table which repurposes two old fire hydrants for the legs.

In between the headquarters and living quarters there are three vehicle bays, including two drive-thru, to house the department’s newest fire engine and ladder truck along with its oldest reserve truck.

Lucas has been the driving force behind the project and said he is proud of the station and what it means for the future.



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