Bridgeport to Erect Fire Station
Latest trends in fire station construction will he incorporated in the station for Engine Company No. 2 that will be erected in Bridgeport, Conn. Specifications were drafted by Frederick J. Dixon, architect, in Bridgeport. The contract for the work has been recently awarded by the Board of Fire Commissioners.
Work on the new station, which will be erected just west of the old No. 2 house, is expected to be completed by February, 1928. The new station will have a frontage of 32 feet with a depth of 80 feet. It will be two stories high with a basement, constructed of brick with limestone and granite trimmings. Fireproof floors will he installed—in fact the entire building will be fireproof and will he of Colonial design.
The first floor for the most part will be taken up by an apparatus room where the company’s pumper, hose wagon and watch desk will he located. One of the features on the main floor will be a kitchen located in a room 10×12 feet, where firemen returning front a tough blaze in winter time can thaw themselves out. The installation of the kitchen is one of the two new features included in the new building. There will be a locker room also on the ground floor.
Double doors, 34 feet back from the street, will form the entrances to the station. These will be so constructed to open automatically when an alarm is sounded. The ground floor will be covered with terrazo and the inside walls of the apparatus room will be lined with waterproof brick.
On the second floor wall be six individual sleeping rooms, two in the front part of the building for the officers in charge and four others for the men in the rear. These individual rooms will mark the second feature not contained in any of the present Bridgeport fire stations. Lavatories and showers will also he on the second floor, with a recreation room measuring 16×30 for the men. . T. F. MAGNER.
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