Waterford Township to Build New Public Safety Building

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Firefighters in Waterford Township are getting a new place to call home.

The Camden County Improvement Authority is providing financing and construction management for a new public safety building that will house the Waterford Fire Department.

The more than 11,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility will feature five engine bays, a radio room, chief's office, and decontamination room, as well as living accommodations for the crew.

It's a big upgrade that the township's mayor says was long overdue.

"The existing firehouse is more than 80 years old and it's outlived its usefulness, so we decided it was time to build a new building and get it up to code," says Waterford Township Mayor Bill Richardson.

"Many have said the firefighters deserve this building, but we as the members would like to think that Waterford Township deserves this building," says Waterford Township Fire Department Chief, David Cilona.

"The township of Waterford has a promising future and we are very happy to be part of it."

Local officials and the community came out on Thursday, May 18th, for a ceremonial groundbreaking to celebrate the new building.

The total cost of the project is $3.75 million.

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