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.