South Avenue Firehouse Expansion and Improvements


Cost: $1.13 million ($230,000 for apparatus bay floor replacement; $900,000 for renovations)
Date Completed:

September 2009

Designed By: In-house: Department of Environmental Services, Architecture & Engineering
Constructed By: Testa Construction, Inc.; Northeastern Electrical Co.; WYCO Mechanical LLC; Cogenic LLC
Project Description: South Avenue Firehouse (originally Truck No. 7), built in 1909, is one of the oldest firehouses in active use. Repairs included the replacement of an existing apparatus bay floor and associated structural supports. The building also underwent a comprehensive renovation including building mechanicals (HVAC), living quarters (kitchen, bathrooms, bunk rooms, etc.) equipment storage, and administrative space. The renovation incorporated formerly unused portions of the second floor and added an emergency generator to the facility. 


The new kitchen shines.

Brand new locker rooms give male and female fire fighters their own dedicated space to prepare for their shifts.