Avedisian: Turn old Potowomut School into a Fire station

Apr 3, 2013

Warwick Mayor Scott Avedisian today announced that he is moving ahead with plans to renovate the closed Potowomut Elementary School into a fire station to serve the neighborhood.

Avedisian said in a news release that he will ask the city council to use $2 million in bonds for the renovation. The mayor said putting a fire facility in the old school would allow Warwick to end its fire service agreement with the East Greenwich Fire District, which would save Warwick the annual $350,000 payment to East Greenwich.

Avedisian’s decision comes in the wake of a study that recommended that the school be renovated into a fire station to serve the Bay Ridge and Potowomut neighborhoods.