Protecting the Protectors
The newly built, state of the art firehouse of Company One, Tuxedo Fire Department makes use of the very latest fire safety technology, strictly conforming to federal and state building codes. Modernity not withstanding, the new firehouse appears as if it had been built in the early 1900s to blend naturally into the historic town environment. The old firehouse had served the community for nearly half a century. However, it was designed to house and maintain only two fire trucks.
As the years passed, the building was unable to accommodate additional and newly designed equipment, thereby endangering the safety of Company One’s 35 volunteer firefighters. Large glass paneled doors now provide easy passage for the major firefighting trucks and emergency vehicles, while multiple glass windows provide an aesthetically pleasing facade. These same large expanses of glass can also create problems if not treated … from the high cost of frequent repainting of fire trucks to the replacement of firefighter uniforms, hoses, etc.