The City of Menasha recognized that the “old” Station 36 was in need of major repairs. Due to the high cost of the repairs, and the growth on the city’s East side, it was decided that investment in the 1969 facility at its current location was infeasible. A committee was formed to direct the design and construction of a new station more effectively located to serve the city’s areas of growth. A FEMA grant of $1,208,522 to construct a new fire station cleared the way of budget constraints.
The new station houses four career firefighters 24/7, with one front line apparatus (Engine 36). It contains a two drive-through-bay apparatus room (4,100 SF); full living quarters (3,808 SF) including kitchen, dining room, day room, captain’s office, exercise room, sleeping rooms, locker rooms, and bathrooms; mechanical room; storage room; washroom (laundry and decontamination room); and a separate turn out gear room.