It's no secret the Norwalk Fire Department building is not in great shape.
The structure was built to accommodate horse-drawn fire equipment. So there is no dispute the building -- not designed to house giant fire trucks and having weathered nearly 100 years of use -- has its problems.
"The building is literally being held together by turnbuckles," said Norwalk councilman Bob Carleton.
He said that's why Norwalk officials are considering building a new fire station.
Before doing so, officials decided to get a idea of the resources available to, and challenges faced by, city firefighters. An outside agency, T.G. Fire/EMS Systems, was commissioned to identified the level of fire protection services in Norwalk, and what could be done to make improvements.Read the story now in our complete online newspaper or in Sunday's Register.