Wilmington To Open New House The Wilmington. Del., Fire Department expects to occupy its newest fire station on November 1. It is a $100,000 building and will replace the station at Tatnall and Friendship Streets. The station will have two huge drum humidifiers to expedite the drying of fire hose. The drums will be placed in the basement. When the fire company leaves the station, the watchman’s office will control traffic signals at busy nearby street intersections. The building is two stories high with a basement. Much space on the first floor will be used as the apparatus room.