New Construction - New 20,000 SF building to house equipment and vehicles and allow members to continue serving the amazing community of Paw Paw.
The Barton Group partnered with the Paw Paw community to build a new 20,000 SF building on a 4.2 acre parcel. The $5.5 million dollar facility was funded with a millage/bond that passed by the community in August of 2021. Designed by Schley-Nelson Architects and constructed by AVB, Inc, the new fire station features 5 apparatus bays, office spaces, an education center, physical activity area, and a much needed decontamination room, hose tower, and kitchen. We didn’t forget the lounge space these volunteer based firefighters deserve!
The Paw Paw Fire Department (PPFD) has 40 active members and numerous honorary members. All of the members, including the officers, volunteer their time and energy receiving no compensation for the work that they do. Paw Paw is one of the very few departments left in the state that are entirely volunteer, and they are very proud of that tradition. The department services all of Paw Paw Township, the Village of Paw Paw and portions of Antwerp, Almena and Waverly Townships covering a total of 80 square miles. The Department responds to all fire emergencies as well as calls for extrication (jaws of life). In 2019, the department responded to about 225 calls for service.
Constructed in 1974 by the Village of Paw Paw and leased to the fire department, the existing facility at 115 E Berrien Street in Paw Paw has about 7,500 SF on two levels and has insufficient space for their equipment and vehicles.
Thanks for all you do, we at The Barton Group hope you enjoy your new facility!