WHAT: Engine 37 Groundbreaking Ceremony
WHO: Mayor Jim Kenney
Fire Commissioner Adam K. Thiel
Public Property Commissioner Bridget Collins-Greenwald
Community members and other project partners
WHEN: Wednesday, June 26 at 11:30 a.m.
WHERE: Engine 37
101 W. Highland Ave.
City officials will break ground on a $9 million renovation and expansion of Engine 37, the oldest continually operated firehouse in Philadelphia.
The 19th-century building in Chestnut Hill will get 21st-century upgrades, including a garage with doors wide enough for today’s fire engines. Firefighters at the 125-year-old station currently use an apparatus with modified handrails and retractable side mirrors so it can squeeze through doors originally designed for horse-drawn firefighting equipment.