With the construction in 1993-1994 of a new four-bay fire house and headquarters building, the Provincetown Fire Department — one of only two volunteer departments on Cape Cod — consolidated operations from Pumper Company No. 1 at 117 Commercial (now a private home), Pumper Company No. 2 at 189 Commercial (now a public restroom), and Pumper Company No. 3 at 254 Commercial (now an all-purpose streetfront public space). In the East End, Engine Companies No. 4 and No. 5 are still in commission. This 13,000-square-foot building was designed by Brown Lindquist Fenuccio & Raber Architects. In February 2015, Ladder Company No. 2, which is quartered here, was among many companies fighting a disastrous fire on Kiley Court, down a steep grade from its position on Bradford Street.
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