524 Depot St
South Easton, MA 02375
Welcome to the newly envisioned Public Safety Building—a state-of-the-art facility that proudly houses both the Easton Police Department and the Easton Fire Department. Strategically positioned at 524 Depot Street (Rte. 123), this building serves as a prominent landmark connecting the southern and northern sections of the town, granting the Police and Fire Departments a central and accessible location. The new Public Safety building will replace the existing public safety building containing Fire Station 1 and the police station into a larger more efficient and modern facility. Currently limited to approximately 21,000 sqft of area in buildings originally constructed in 1968, the new facility will bring approximately 60,000 sqft to provide safe working conditions for public safety personnel and visitors.
The buildings layout has been thoughtfully crafted to maximize efficiency and convenience. The main fire department apparatus bays are strategically positioned at the center, facing Depot Street, ensuring quick and direct access for fire and emergency vehicles. To the east of these bays, you’ll find the firehouse section, thoughtfully equipped with ample parking and a dedicated access road to the back of the building. On the right side of the apparatus bays is the Police Department, with designated parking spaces for police vehicles. Publicly accessible spaces, including the Community Room and police front offices, are thoughtfully placed at the front of the building, adjacent to the police station.
The Community Room serves multiple purposes. Primarily hosting large meetings and training for the police and fire departments and serving the town’s Emergency Operations Center when necessary. In addition, it provides a versatile venue for public boards, committees, and community organizations when not in use for department activities. Parking for this section is conveniently located off the western access road, ensuring easy and efficient access into a well-lit public lobby adorned with a two-story glass enclosed atrium. This community space/conference room will be available for public use and is substantially lager than current, limited, town office meting spaces that cannot accommodate more than 20 people.
On the second floor, you’ll find administration offices, detective offices, and training rooms thoughtfully shared by both the Police and Fire Departments. To ensure the safety and privacy of sensitive police operations, secure functions, including the detention area, are located towards the rear of the building, away from direct public view and access.
With this design, the Public Safety Building is more than just a functional space for our essential emergency services; it is a symbol of our community’s dedication to safety, collaboration, and progress.