A new Effingham County fire station is expected to mark the beginning for a growing department, reports WTOC 11.
An old garment factory has been refurbished and a bay has been added. The updates will provide firefighters plenty of room to include housing for staff and an administrative office.
When Springfield and Effingham Fire merged services part of the agreement was that Springfield would build a new station. By next spring, the fire department hopes to add a seventh manned station.