Berea considers fitness room for fire station

BEREA, Ohio – Berea firefighters presently have restricted functionality to take care of their bodily health whereas on the fire station, so Berea City Council is contemplating approving building of a weight room.

Law Director/Safety Director Barbara Jones mentioned through the May 17 council assembly the concept has been mentioned for a number of years. Personnel presently have a couple of items of health tools they entry within the boiler room, which she mentioned “isn’t significantly secure.”

“We are one of many few fireplace stations that presently doesn’t have the capability for a health room,” Jones instructed council. “As you may think about, with climbing ladders and the folks they’ve to move, health is de facto vital. This room would give them the chance to take action in a secure method.”

Outdoor area the place a patio now sits could be enclosed for the addition, estimated to be a sq. room of 15 to twenty toes. The patio could be relocated to the opposite facet of the constructing. Some new health tools is anticipated to be bought to complement what they have already got, Jones mentioned.

Estimated complete challenge price is $50,000 to $75,000, in accordance with Public Works Director/City Engineer Tony Armagno.

“Unfortunately, proper now the price of supplies could be very risky, in order that estimate is altering every day,” Armagno mentioned.

Councilman Chris McManis prompt contacting the Berea City Schools to see if there’s any health tools the district may present to assist offset the fee, and Councilman Rick Skoczen proposed having somebody name the Cleveland Browns group as properly.

The ordinance acquired its first of three public readings.

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