It is 4:30 am on Wednesday morning. You are startled awake by your spouse because he or she was startled awake by the 2.5”x 4” black box on the bureau (called a pager) the fire chief issued you a couple of months ago when you joined the fire department. The call is for a 45 year old patient who is injured from a fall.
What is the value of a community’s fire department? I do not mean its fire station. That is infrastructure to support the fire department’s mission. I mean the VALUE of the services it provides to meet its purpose. Annually, the Town budgets to fund the human and equipment resources to continue its existence.
Many people have heard reasons why we want a new fire station. Some of these are based in fact, and some aren’t part of our thought process. Learn more by reading the article below.
Often it is beneficial to look back upon our history to seek our future. Not simply so that we avoid repeating ourselves but rather to find our direction. In the cycles of history, we seem to spend as much time looking back on our past as we do headed toward it. The following is a collection of excerpts discovered in a pamphlet compiled by Rena Davis (New Boston’s long time librarian) titled, Under the Firehouse Roof: 144 Years of Firefighting History published around 1989. Our focus is on the information contained regarding New Boston’s fire houses.
There are two different environments that exist in the fire station.
The Goal of the fire station building committee was to create a cost effective, durable, 40+ year solution to overcome the ever growing problems that exist in the current fire station.