Nags Head Fire & Rescue gets additional safety funds

By on March 16, 2021

(Town of Nags Head)

The Town of Nags Head has announced that its Fire and Rescue Department has received additional federal grant funding to replace critical firefighter safety gear.

In August 2020, the Town announced that it had received a large grant awarded through the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Assistance to Firefighters Grants Program. Funding of $290,466 was awarded to Nags Head Fire and Rescue, with a grant match of $14,524 from the Town.

Due to cost savings on the initial gear purchased with the grant funds, Nags Head Fire and Rescue was able to amend their grant and was awarded $40,813 with a Town match of $2,040 to purchase additional gear.

“We appreciate both the generosity and the flexibility shown to our department by those managing the Assistance to Firefighters Grants Program,” said Nags Head Fire Chief Randy Wells. “With this recent award, we’ll be able purchase additional equipment to provide our firefighters with the best possible tools for protecting our town.”

The Department added the following items to their scope of work due to substantial savings from their original award:

  • Fill/containment station with cascade bottles
  • Quantitative fit testing machine
  • Twelve 30-minute self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) bottles
  • Two emergency air supply systems (RIT packs)

Awarded through the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Assistance to Firefighters Grants Program, the primary goal of the grant is to enhance the safety of the public and firefighters with respect to fire-related hazards by providing direct financial assistance to eligible fire departments, nonaffiliated Emergency Medical Services organizations, and State Fire Training Academies.


Barnhill Building Group has been selected as the Construction Manager @ Risk by the College of the Albemarle and is seeking to pre-qualify construction trade contractors to submit bids for the furnishing labor, materials, equipment, and tools for the new College of The Albemarle – Allied Health Sciences Simulation Lab (COA Health Sciences) located in Elizabeth City, NC. Please note: Only subcontractors who have been prequalified by Barnhill will be able to submit a Bid.

The project consists of the new construction of a 38,000-sf, 2-story expansion to the existing Owens Health Sciences Center and will house classrooms, labs, and a simulation lab. The site is just over just over 4.5 acres and is located on an active campus. This new construction will be a steel structure with a brick and metal panel veneer, curtainwall, and storefront glazing with a PVC roof membrane.

Principal trade and specialty contractors are solicited for the following Bid Packages:

BP0100: General Trades

BP0105: Final Cleaning

BP0390: Turnkey Concrete

BP0400: Turnkey Masonry

BP0500: Structural Steel & Misc. Steel

BP0740: Roofing

BP0750: Metal Panels

BP0790: Caulking / Caulking

BP0800: Turnkey Doors/Frames/Hardware

BP0840: Glass & Glazing

BP0925: Drywall

BP0960: Resilient Flooring

BP0980: Acoustical Ceilings

BP0990: Painting & Wallcovering

BP1005: Toilet Specialties / Accessories / Division 10

BP1010: Signage

BP1098: Demountable Partitions

BP1230: Finish Carpentry and Casework

BP1250: Window Treatment

BP1400: Elevators

BP2100: Fire Protection

BP2200: Plumbing

BP2300: HVAC

BP2600: Turnkey Electrical

BP3100: Turnkey Sitework

BP3290: Landscaping

Packages may be added and/or deleted at the discretion of the Construction Manager. Historically underutilized business firms are encouraged to complete participation submittals.

HUB/MWBE OUTREACH MEETING: Barnhill Building Group will be conducting a HUB/MWBE Informational Session. You are encouraged to attend the following session to learn more about project participation opportunities available to you. These seminars will help to: Learn about project and scope; Inform and train Minority/HUB contractors in preparation for bidding this project; Assist in registration on the State of North Carolina Vendor link; Stimulate opportunities for Networking with other firms. Location and time TBD. Please visit our planroom at for more information.

Interested contractors should submit their completed prequalification submittals, by July 22, 2024, to Meredith Terrell at or hardcopies can be mailed to Barnhill Contracting Company PO Box 31765 Raleigh, NC 27622 (4325 Pleasant Valley Road, NC 27612).


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