On Tuesday, May 7, 2019, Bedford Fire Department No. 1 broke ground for their new 12,000 square foot fire station.

A 6-bay fire station will replace the existing 3-bay station that currently sits at the corner of West Penn Street and South West Street. The fire department currently houses several fire trucks and other apparatus inside the Bedford Borough building. The fire department’s new building includes plans for a gear room, meeting and administrative offices, as well as plans for a future community/banquet room.

Fire trucks continue to grow in size and weight, which the Borough building was not designed to support, thus the need for a new station. Additionally, regulations have changed that now require gear to be housed completely separate from apparatus.

Construction kicks off mid-May and is anticipated to take approximately 12 months.

This is an amazing milestone for the community and an opportunity to pass on a legacy. Thank you for answering the call and serving our community.