The "NEW" Headquarters Station As the department grew, the need to expand followed. A new half-million dollar facility with over 21,000 square feet of floor space was constructed to house administrative and suppression personnel along with the fire department communications office, (The Watch Desk, where all the fire alarm street boxes were received) The second floor of the impressive building was reserved for living quarters and a fitness facility for all shift personnel. After occupying the ground floor of the City Hall Fire House for over 50 years, on November 3, 1969 under the guidance of Chief Roger C. Black, the Burlington Fire Department began responding from its new headquarters on Front Street.
The first roll call at Front Street Headquarters
(Note the dispatcher in the window of the watch desk to the left)