^^^ our house is like you described, above. the seismic engineer figured out a way to do all of it and within a reasonable budget. pretty invasive, though, and it took ~3 weeks. and it has withstood both major earthquakes (1906 + 1989).
but the firehouse isn't that expensive so i can't guess from that if it has been reinforced. probably modestly priced because it is not in the most interesting neighborhood.