The City Council has approved $500,000 to analyze improvements for the career and volunteer fire stations, including the 50-year-old fire headquarters, reports CT Insider.
The fire headquarters has been updated since it was built in 1971, but it may be time for a new station.
The city has studied the needs at the headquarters in the past, but would need an updated assessment. Fire officials expect the headquarters project to happen within five to 10 years.
With the growth of the career fire department over the years, the city would also explore whether the fire headquarters is big enough.
The city would need to find another property or demolish the existing building and construct a new one at that site.