Osceola County (FL) officials have approved the construction of three new fire stations after firefighters and residents have been asking for more coverage over the past 30 years, according to a report published by WESH 2.
The television station said since 1989, the population of the county has more than quadrupled from 99,000 to more than 388,000 in 2021, but the number of fire stations has remained the same.
The addition of three stations will help reduce the number of calls each station must take as well as reducing the response times, the television station reported.
In addition to the new fire stations, the county has approved funds for staffing and equipment in each, WESH reported.
Ground breaking on the first new station is expected to occur in December, according to the television station.