Danbury Fire Department officials are working with the volunteer division to help in their consolidation efforts. In the annual statement of conditions report to the City Council, the Chief reaffirmed that three volunteer fire company stations should be decommissioned and consolidated. The Padanaram Hose building on North Street was built in 1950, but is on a dangerous curve. Wooster Hose and Citizen Hose remain antiquated and marginally meet the operating needs of the companies. The Coal Pit Hill fire house was built in 1883 while the Jefferson Avenue firehouse, built a few years later, had additions completed after the 1955 flood when the basement was filled in and again in 1980.