The newly reconstructed wall at one of the Brookfield Fire Department’s garage bays at Station 18 on Route 7 is sagging and will be ripped apart and rebuilt, said Fire Chief David Masirovits.
The wall was damaged Sept. 11 when it was clipped by a fire truck backing into the bay.
The township trustees hired National Fire and Water Repair, Youngstown, to fix the wall, create a larger opening so a bigger truck can be parked in the bay and install a new door.
A few days after the masonry work was completed and a white, temporary door was put on – a brown door the department wanted is on back order – firefighters noticed the wall was sagging above the door, Masirovits said.
Masirovits said he called in National Fire and the Trumbull County Building Department, and National Fire brought in the mason that built the wall. While no one believes the wall is unsafe, it doesn’t look right, the chief said.
The mason agreed to tear down the wall, install a new I-beam and rebuild the wall at no cost to the township, Masirovits said.
Most of the project cost was covered by insurance.
The work is supposed to begin Feb. 13, Masirovits said.