04/10/11 103 W, 1 I - + 1 - 2 Expanded Fire Station

Those were stickers on Engine 6 in Davenport, IA. Their station building is interesting as it started life in 1953 as a small, single-story station facing a side street. The facility was expanded in 1980, with the original apparatus bays converted into additional living quarters. Three new and presumably bigger bays were built and the station presently houses an engine and truck company. Plus haz-mat unit. Wonder how cost-effective that would be today? Raleigh is particularly plagued with single-story stations too small for present needs. If you can get the land, re-construction might be an alternative to new construction. Click to enlarge:

Great posts on Davenport. Look forward to seeing all your photos of the Davenport stations including Central. I was checking out your DCFD photos from your visit (last month I think) to Rescue 1’s quarters. Does Davenport run Rescue & Haz-mat rigs?
Trevor - 04/10/11 - 22:41

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