East Liverpool officials are considering replacing a fire station that is steeped in history but is showing signs of age, reports WKBN 27.
The fire station’s flat, concrete roof was replaced in the 1990s but is leaking and could cost $50,000 to fix.
The building does not have insulation or central air, and the metal window lintels are rusting and causing the brick to bow out.
The fire department has needed to special order fire trucks with narrower mirrors so they can fit. They also have to park their hazardous material truck outside because they’re out of room.
All appliances are from the 1930s and only one of the four showers currently works.
The process will take time as the group still needs to find funding, plan the design and make sure it’s in accordance with the historical society.