04/14/10 130 W, 1 I - + 10 - 4 Wilmington's Empie Park Fire Station To Be Replaced

Earlier this week, FireNews found this StarNews article about Wilmington's Empie Park fire station, also known as Station 2. The two-bay station at 3403 Park Avenue was built in 1965, and has been outgrown by the Wilmington Fire Department. There isn't enough bay space, so an EMS unit is parked outside. There are no separate dorms, the article notes, so women firefighters can't work there past 10:00 p.m. (!) The facility also has had mechanical problems in recent years, from sewer problems to termites to mold. Last week, the city took the first step toward replacing the station, and awarded a design contract for a new, three-bay facility. The replacement will be built on the same lot. Read the entire article.

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