Glendale Fire finds new home in renovated 1912 building

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by Ryan O'Donnell

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Posted on June 17, 2014 at 12:42 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jun 18 at 2:51 PM

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- In firefighter fashion, the cutting of a fire hose symbolized the beginning of a new life in a new home for the Glendale Fire Department.

"This is great for us, this is home," Glendale Fire Chief Mark Burdick said. "We can spread our roots out. The guys know where to go and the public can find us so it's a great asset for the community."

Since 2008, the administration offices for the Glendale Fire Department have been at a temporary spot at the Bank of America Building across from the downtown park.

On Tuesday, they finally have a building they can call their own headquarters.

“No pun intended, but we kind of did CPR on this building, brought it back to life and now we can put it to good use,” Burdick said.

Glendale Fire is taking over the old Sine Building which was built back in 1912. The city bought it in 1998 and used it until about 2007. It's been empty until now.

“We're a 100-year-old department," Burdick said. "We were actually formed in 1912 when this building was built, so I think it's rather fitting -- 100-year-old department, 100-year old-building. What a better relationship than that?"

Glendale Fire is moving with the idea the city will eventually sell the Bank of America Building. So far, there's no set date to try and sell it.


 

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