New Fire House Dedicated
Erected at a cost of $45,000, the new modern equipped Fire Headquarters at New Canaan, Conn., was opened with appropriate ceremonies. The building is two stories high and constructed of brick, backed with tile, and trim of cast stone. The apparatus floor houses the company’s two pumpers, one 750gallon Seagrave, one 350-gallon Seagrave, and an International 50-foot service truck. Also on this floor is a reclining hose drying rack 50 feet long to hold 1,000 feet of 21/2-inch hose. At the rear of the apparatus floor is a work room and receiving room for all alarms over the Gamewell system.
On the second floor is the lounge and reading room, meeting hall, Commissioners’ room, two sleeping rooms and a tile bath room. Slide poles arc of chromium plate, instead of the old style of brass.
The basement is arranged to hold socials and is equipped with a neatly fitted kitchen, storeroom, and battery room. The floor is of asphalt tile on cement. Walls of the apparatus floor are glazed brick wainscot.
The New Canaan Fire Department consists of 150 volunteers, under command of Chief Harry Kaiser. Two paid drivers on duty are Frank Lown and Joseph Ahearn. The new station was designed by the architectural firm of Walter Bradnee Kirby and Harry Cook Starr, New Canaan.