Carmel Fire Department Headquarters and Museum Project Officially Underway
CARMEL, IN – The new Carmel Fire Department headquarters and museum project is officially under construction. Officials from Clay Township, the City of Carmel, and Carmel Fire Department, together with project partners, celebrated the groundbreaking of the transformational project on Veterans Way in Midtown Carmel—the original home of the Carmel Fire Department.
“Clay Township has worked collaboratively to bring this project to fruition and I’m thankful to the City of Carmel and project partners for their help in making it happen,” said Doug Callahan, Clay Township Trustee. “As our community grows it is important to celebrate our history, support the efforts of our first responders, and provide places to gather. This project accomplishes all of those things.”
Announced in 2019 as a part of Clay Township’s $60 million park and public safety impact projects, the new Carmel Fire Department (CFD) headquarters will be located on the former site of the Carmel Fire Buffs Museum—and original home of the first CFD fire station—at 210 Veterans Way. The project will relocate CFD’s administrative offices and staff to the new headquarters, paving the way for the renovation of Station 41 at 2 Civic Square.
“We are honored to be selected as the construction partner for the Carmel Fire Department headquarters project,” said Scott Baldwin, president of Envoy, Inc. “Envoy’s portfolio includes several state-of-the-art fire safety facilities, as well as high-quality office projects. Our experience ensures the new headquarters and museum will be an impressive community asset for years to come.”
Improvements include a five-story building and will house the Carmel Fire Department’s administrative offices on the second floor and a new museum on the first floor. Also planned for the first floor, is the Survive Alive Village—an interactive experience that educates children about fire safety. The facility will include community gathering spaces for events and meetings as well.
The project is expected to be complete in the fall of 2021.
CFD Headquarters Clay Township from left to right: Mayor Jim Brainard, City Council Member At Large Tim Hannon, Clay Township Board Member Mary Eckard, Clay Township Board Member Paul Hensel, Clay Township Trustee Doug Callahan, Clay Township Board Member Matt Snyder
CFD Headquarters Fire Chief: Chief David Haboush
CFD Headquarters Mayor Brainard from left to right: Clay Township Board Member Mary Eckard, Mayor Jim Brainard, Clay Township Board Doug Callahan
CFD Headquarters Turning Dirt from left to right: Clay Township Board Member Paul Hensel, CFD Chief David Haboush, Clay Township Board Matt Snyder, Clay Township Board Member Mary Eckard, Johnathan White from Envoy Companies, Clay Township Trustee Doug Callahan, Mayor Jim Brainard