The Boswell (PA) Volunteer Fire Department Wednesday held a ground-breaking ceremony for its new station.
“Since its founding in 1908, the Boswell Volunteer Fire Department has called the 600 block of Hower Avenue home. In 1959, the original wood frame building was torn down and in its place a brick and cinder block structure was erected. This building at 606 Hower Avenue has been our base of operations for over six decades and has been able to be adapted to more or less meet the growing and changing needs of the department, the department said on Facebook.
“But operating a modern public safety agency requires a modern facility. We have quite literally outgrown the current station. Undersized garage bays limit the types of vehicles we can purchase, and have been the cause of numerous scratches and dents to our apparatus. Ambulance staff bunking in overnight lack private quarters in which to sleep. Spare equipment is packed into nearly every corner, nook, and cranny throughout the station. 606 Hower Ave has been a great home, but it’s time for an upgrade…
“And that upgrade begins [Wednesday]. Through the generosity of an anonymous donor, along with grant funding, we are officially breaking ground on a new and modern station to be built on our bingo hall/firemen’s grove property just down the street at 201 Hower Ave. This project has truly been years in the making, and once completed will help us in providing quality emergency service to our community for years to come.
“You’re invited to join us Wednesday afternoon at 4pm as we welcome Senator Pat Stefano, other local leaders, and the media for our official groundbreaking. And don’t forget to watch with us in the months ahead as our new home takes shape!”