Ramsgate Town Council expects to take over the current fire station building in Effingham Street from next February – and will be holding a public meeting to discuss options for community use of the site.
Kent Fire and Rescue Service will be moving out of the station which has been their home in Ramsgate since 1905, to the new purpose built site at Newington Road.
KFRS say the station is no longer fit for purpose and are now near to completing the £8million site at the former Ramsgate Swimming Pool.
The new station, scheduled to be operational in January, will be a whole-time fire station which means six to eight firefighters will be there round the clock. It will also be the base for a fire engine which is crewed by on-call firefighters when they are needed to attend an incident. There will be training on the site for firefighters.
Ramsgate Town Council become the new owner of the Effingham Street building after paying around £350,000.
The authority has been asking for expressions of interest for community use at the building and will hold a meeting on Monday, January 7 to discuss options.
The meeting will be held at Custom House in Harbour Parade and will start at 7pm.