The Brentwood firefighters are bunking in the basement of the firehouse while mold is being removed from the living quarters ceiling, according to the city.
An investigation in 2017 determined that mold was present above the second-floor ceilings in the fire station.
In fall 2017 the city solicited bids for mold remediation services, and the board of aldermen approved the lowest bidder’s contract ($507,000 — see bids summary) on November 6, 2017.
The remediation process is expected to be completed by April 2018.
During the process the firefighters are living in the basement, which has been renovated to serve as a living space. When the firefighters return to the second-floor the lower level will serve as a new multipurpose space for the city’s use.
Below are photos of the firefighters’ current bunkroom and kitchen, courtesy of the city of Brentwood.