Engine 29, which houses the ladder truck that reponds to fires in Georgetown, is getting a $4.9 million renovation and upgrade. The station locted at 4811 MacArthur Blvd. NW, was built in 1925.
Among other changes, the renovation will widen the fire station doors and upgrade the existing HVAC system.
“Engine Company 29 is the first post-World War I fire station in the District, and we are excited to be able to make these important renovations while maintaining the historic features of this fire station,” Mayor Vincent Gray said in a press release.
In a 2010 interview, Chief Christopher Jordan, who oversaw the Property Management Division for D.C. Fire and EMS, told Patch "the current structure is in absolutely deplorable condition." He said the building was not up to code and needed new separate male and female locker rooms, among other upgrades.
“With the support of Mayor Gray, FEMS and the Ward 3 community, DGS is honored to begin this important renovation project which will transform Engine Company 29’s fire station into an eco-friendly and energy efficient facility,” Brian J. Hanlon, DGS Director, said in a press release.