Grant helps with Manchester firehouse renovation

Grant helps with Manchester firehouse renovation (Image 1)
Grant helps with Manchester firehouse renovation (Image 1)

Vietnam Veterans and Home Depot are working together to remodel the Manchester firehouse.

The renovation project includes a new seating area off the kitchen where 30 firefighters eat their meals, as well as a common area upstairs and a new training room.

Fire Chief George DeShields told News 2 this is likely the first time the fire hall has been renovated or remodeled since the early 1970s.

“It's outdated, they were working on some painting and remodeling on their front offices,” Kerry Norris of Home Depot said. “I looked at it as a project we can give back to our veterans and our local fire department.”

When the project is complete, the fire hall will be mostly remodeled except for the kitchen and entrance.

Thirty firemen are employed with the Manchester Fire Department. Eight firemen are on duty around-the-clock.

The work on the renovation project began Thursday and is expected to be finished by Friday afternoon.

The project was made possible by a $2,000 grant Home Depot applied for to help with the renovations.

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