N.Y.F.D. To Install Hose Dryers In New Stations
All new fire stations to be built in New York City will be equipped with electric hose dryers. It is expected that installation of the units will save thousands of dollars in construction costs by elimination of the old style hose towers. The first installation will be in a station for Engine 299 and Ladder 152 in the Fresh Meadows section of Queens. Bids have been received for the station which is expected to cost approximately $250,000. It is not likely that the dryers will be installed in existing firehouses equipped with towers, in the immediate future, because of New York’s current austerity budget.