Thursday, April 7, 2016

Photos: New South Orange Rescue Squad Headquarters Nears Completion

South Orange, New Jersey: The new headquarters building of the South Orange Rescue Squad (SORS) is nearly complete. Construction is wrapping up on the new facility, which is expected to open in the next few weeks. It is located next to the South Orange Fire Department headquarters on Sloan Street, between First and Second Streets. 

The SORS headquarters building was located on Third Street opposite Sloan Street from 1968 until 2014, when the building was torn down to make way for the new Third and Valley complex, which contains retail space, apartments, and a parking garage. Since then, SORS has been housed in a former apartment and garage on Fourth Street.

Above: The South Orange Rescue Squad headquarters from 1968 to 2014

Above: The Third Street SORS headquarters was demolished in April, 2014

Above: The temporary Fourth Street SORS headquarters

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