Mayor Frank G. Jackson Hosts Groundbreaking Ceremony for New Fire Station 26 in Ward 6

Mayor Frank G. Jackson was joined by Council President-Elect, Safety Chair and Ward 6 Councilman Blaine A. Griffin; Ward 5 Councilwoman Marion Anita Gardner; Fire Chief Angelo Calvillo, Commissioner of EMS, Nicole Carlton, Assistant Director of Public Safety Timothy Hennessey, residents and supporters today as he hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for Fire Station 26. The new $9.8 million facility is located at 9026 Kinsman Ave. and sits on 1.8 acres. The facility includes offices for the divisions of Fire and Emergency Medical Service (EMS) and will consolidate fire companies from the current Fire Station 26 and Fire Station 41.  Click here to watch the groundbreaking ceremony. View the renderings of the new facility below:

“This new Fire and EMS station is another demonstration of the ongoing investment in the Kinsman area neighborhood that will not only improve the delivery of service but also help spur development,’ said Mayor Frank G. Jackson. “Additionally, by building a new Fire Station 26, we can help provide our service members the tools they need to succeed and create a better environment for building relationships with members of this community.”

The new 16,500 square foot facility will include:

  • A three-stall pull-through apparatus bay
  • Specialized mechanical/ventilation systems to separate the apparatus bay and equipment/locker/decontamination areas from the living/sleeping quarters
  • Fire and EMS offices
  • Kitchen, dining, and day room
  • Outdoor patio
  • Private sleeping rooms to accommodate 12 firefighters
  • Fitness center
  • Separate staff and public parking for total 34 cars
  • 1,200 square foot community meeting facility with patio and green space

“The Division of EMS has been involved in the planning of Fire Station 26 since the beginning and we will house and EMS ambulance and supervisor out of the facility, said EMS Commissioner Nicole Carlton. “We are proud to serve the citizens and EMS is proud to be part of this team working with the Division of Fire.”  

An iconic hose tower, inspired by the existing historic Fire Station 26 tower, will provide a landmark presence for the Divisions of Fire and EMS on this highly visible site.

“This new station will serve the neighborhood well, “said Chief of Fire Angelo Calvillo. “This is a state of the art fire station and will be in an ideal location to serve the citizens of Cleveland. It is built with the comforts of health and safety for not only firefighters but also EMS.” 

The project is expected to be complete in 2024. The architect is Moody Nolan, Inc.

“It’s always exciting when you see projects like this come to fruition. We’ve been working on this for a long time and now we are breaking dirt, ‘said Councilman Griffin. “The East 93rd Street and Kinsman Avenue Corridor is a vital corridor leading into the southeast part of town and these types of investments are critical for this area.”