Boston Fire Department Looking To Build 2 New Firehouses

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The Fire Department budget includes $13 million to build a new Engine 17 fire station on Dorchester’s Meetinghouse Hill and $10 million to build a new home for Engine 42 in Egleston Square, near the Roxbury-Jamaica Plain border.

“They are old. They are not conducive to modern-day housing for firefighters,’’ Finn said. “There’s a lot of asbestos and different things that are in them. All their internal systems — heating, plumbing — are all decayed. It’s just time.”

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Boston Fire Department is looking to get 2 new firehouses.  It would be the time in 3 decades.

Finn’s five-year capital plan, outlined in Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s proposed $2.86 billion budget, would be a boon for one of the nation’s oldest fire departments, which has not built a firehouse in more than three decades.

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