Environmental Testing Complete at Belton's Central Fire Station

Environmental Testing Complete at Belton's Central Fire Station
November 08, 2018

alt logoA firm hired by the City of Belton has completed environmental testing at its Downtown Central Fire Station. Results from Farmer Environmental Group, Carrollton, Texas, indicates no asbestos was found in its tests; however, mold has been discovered, which is contained behind the walls at the facility located at 203 Penelope. 

The testing was initiated due to excessive humidity and moisture in the building, identified during an assessment of HVAC operations and an evaluation of building conditions by EIKON consulting group.  The areas affected include the firefighters sleeping quarters.  A remediation plan has been developed to address these conditions. We plan to have a contractor perform abatement work as soon as possible.

On Oct. 22, firefighters were relocated to the City’s Fire Station No. 2, located on Sparta Road. This consolidated operation will remain in effect until the abatement is completed. 

We continue to monitor emergency service response as a result of this relocation.  The City’s priorities remain ensuring firefighter safety, providing adequate emergency response, and returning Central Fire Station to a fully functioning condition as soon as possible.