Falls Township Fire #1 Rendering

Falls Township Fire Co. No. 1 is planning to expand its firehouse to make room for new apparatus.

During Monday’s Falls Supervisors meeting, the governing body voted unanimously to grant preliminary and final land development approval to permit the Fallsington-based fire company, which is located on a 1.54-acre parcel on Yardley Avenue, to construct a 2,700-square-foot addition. The extra space would be used to house additional equipment that the fire company plans to purchase in the next several years, according to Brian Binney of the engineering firm, Pennoni.

The extra space would be comprised of a front-facing bay that would house a full-size fire truck, as well as a bay on the side for a pickup truck, Binney said. Plans also call for a gear room for the storage of equipment and the reconfiguration of bathrooms and sleeping quarters to enable more volunteer firefighters to stay at the firehouse overnight and occupy the station on off hours.

The fire company received several variances in April from the zoning hearing board to permit construction of the addition as planned.

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