Central Fire House Urged for Poughkeepsie
Chief Cris Noll of Poughkeepsie has a plan whereby a new central fire station to house all the companies and the fire alarm system can be placed in service without any cost to the city. He pointed out that the city has three fire houses that could be sold at an estimated price of $130,000. The cost of the new central station has been placed at $100,000. In addition, he stated that if this plan was not followed, it might be necessary to spend $23,000 for a suitable place in which to house the fire alarm central apparatus.
Chief Noll is in favor of using the Administration Building on Washington street for the central station. It is his plan to house three or four companies in this building. He said:
“It is an out and out business proposition that the city can not afford to pass up. It is seldom that a city gets the chance to bring about a great civic improvement not only without cost but with actual financial benefit.”