Sights Unseen: Living in a fire station


The top floor of Central Fire Station on Minot Avenue in Auburn has a dormitory feel and a spotlessness one does not expect from a place a bunch of guys call home for 24 hours at a time.

There are bedrooms, a multipurose room, a workout room, a kitchen, and a common area with recliners and a large-screen television.  There is even a ping-pong table for activity time.

Working a full day on, and then three days off, the chores are divided among the duty firemen on duty; someone will cook; someone will clean.

But, during normal working hours, the living quarters are deserted. Everyone is on the first floor working on their trucks or going over a new air tank supply system from Lewiston’s fire department.