The amount of time the Louisville (OH) firefighters have to remain in cramped quarters is growing short as city officials have decided to buy land for a new fire station, according to a report published by The Repository.
The 3.68-acre site was bought from the Louisville City Board of Education which had thought about building a new school on the site, according to the newspaper report.
City officials are hoping to start construction on the new fire station, which might include other public safety agencies, in the spring or summer of next year, according to the paper.
The current fire station was built in the 1950s or 1960s and does not meet current standards, according to the newspaper. The city recently made a big investment in fire department staffing and officials decided the firefighters need a modern fire station to keep them safe from contamination and other hazards, the newspaper reported.