San Antonio Improves Department
In the improvement of the Fire Department, the city of San Antonio, Texas, added two triple combination pumping stations, each equipped with 750-gallon centrifugal pumps and 100-gallon booster tanks. In addition to this a chassis was purchased and is now being converted by the Fire Department shops into a city service ladder truck.
The new Central Fire Headquarters, with modern repair shops adjacently housed, constitutes another improvement. The building is a modern fireproofed, two-story structure of reinforced concrete construction with stone facing, and all outside exposures are fire reproofed.
The lower floor has five doors for the apparatus; either side are other doors especially for the cars of the Chief’s, Fire Marshal’s and arson Investigator. In addition, the lower floor contains a modern kitchen, lockers for supplies, etc.
The upper floor has sleeping quarters located across the front of the building. Adjacent are the locker room and bath and toilet room with laundry tubs.
The offices are at the rear of the building, and they include offices for the Secretary, Fire Marshal, Bureau of Arson, Fire Prevention Bureau and the Chief.
The fire department shops are in an adjoining building, built of the same material as the station, and contains machine and repair shops, wood shop, paint shop, radio and battery shop and a basement connected with the basement of the fire station for supplies and parts.