A 95-year-old fire station is getting a long-awaited facelift in Westchester.
Renovations at Fire Station 2 on Webster Avenue in New Rochelle have begun, marking the first upgrade for the building - which was constructed in 1923 -since the 1980s.
Officials said that “the station has received upgrades over the years, but needs a major overhaul to accommodate modern firefighting equipment.” The renovation calls for repairs inside and outside the building, including a new roof, windows and a replacement for the two single doors with a wide double bay door. Interior improvements include replacing the apparatus floor, relocating the staircase, a new HVAC and improvements to the foundation.
During the renovations, the station will be closed, and its two companies - Ladder 12 and Engine 22 - have relocated to nearby firehouses on Drake Avenue and Harrison Street. The renovation is expected to last up to a year.
New Rochelle Fire Chief Lou DiMeglio said that “when finished, these repairs will enable our personnel to deliver fire department services more quickly and efficiently.”
“Thanks to our expanded capital budget, we can undertake infrastructure improvement projects like this that are so desperately needed,” City Manager Chuck Strome added. “We will work hard to maintain the best service levels for the duration of repairs.”
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