Branch Street Fire Station

The Torrent Engine House

Torrent Engine House

This Fire Station was built in 1877 and is the home of Engine 2 (E2) and Ladder 2 (L2).

The origin of the name "Torrent" dates back to the 1840s and comes from the amount of water the steamer could pump, "torrents of water".

The station has been renovated several times over the past 123 years and received a Preservation Award in 1997 from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. It is known as "The West Point" of the Lowell Fire Department. 

Engine 2

Captain Brett Dowling is the company commander.

Ladder 2

Captain Nate Kilbride is the company commander.