The ceremonial ribbon was recently cut to open the $23.5 million new home of the Boston (MA) Fire Department Engine 42, Rescue 2, District 9 at Columbus Avenue and Bragdon Street in Roxbury (MA), reports universalhub.com. It’s Boston’s first new firehouse in more than 30 years.
The new, 2.5-floor station includes a ventilation system designed to keep carcinogens from reaching the second floor; it replaces a station built in 1952. The facility has 23,000 square feet of space, compared to 6,000 in the old building, the report says.
It has three bays, a classroom, roof training spaces, a fitness room, and 14 bunk beds. More information on the new station can be found here.
I was happy to join for the ribbon cutting of the new @BostonFire Engine 42, Rescue 2, District 9 firehouse in #Roxbury. This is the @CityofBoston’s first new firehouse in over 30 years.https://t.co/OHipoZWLNy pic.twitter.com/IP8HthTE3q— Kim Janey (@MayorKimJaney) October 14, 2021