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The Danbury Fire Department has reported it's annual Statement of Conditions to the City Council.  The rapid addition and expansion of residential and commercial properties on the west side of the city places a bourgeoning demand for services, since even just a couple of years ago.

Chief TJ Wiedl says the need for a station hosting both an engine company and an ambulance is now more obvious.  He says the City must consider a plan for this now, as the growth will eventually over extend current staffing and response capability. 

Fire officials are still recommending a new engine house in the south end of the city, but say it's a desire rather than a necessity.  Wiedl says this would facilitate response to a densely populated part of the city, currently served by Engine 22 from Headquarters on New Street. 

The area of Main and South Street to Shelter Rock stretch of South Street would be ideal.