Baltimore County firefighter Bob Tracey, a 30-year veteran in Towson who is retiring at the end of this year, said he always thought that he would like to end his career at the old station No. 1 at York Road and Bosley Avenue.
But Tracey, a Fire Apparatus Driver Operator, now works out of a spanking new, $7.6 million station at Bosley and Towsontown Boulevard.
“I wasn’t sure I was going to like it,” said Tracey, 57, of Towson, just back from vacation and wearing his full dress uniform along with other fire department personnel as the new station was dedicated Monday morning, Jan. 4. He liked the old station, if only because he knew it so well.
“We don’t like change,” he said, “You get used to a routine. That was like home.”