According to a report from KFVS, concerns are mounting about firefighter safety at the Sikeston (MO) Department of Public Safety’s (SDPS’s) 80-year-old Fire Station Two on Main Street, which serves as the department’s main fire station.
SDPS Chief James McMillen says the station is literally falling apart, a hazard for the department since most new hires start out there. He says that the water of table is rising, seeping into the living and sleeping areas. Every time that happens, the officers have to mop it up.
McMillen also believes the building itself is shifting and causing cracks in the foundation and walls, which worries both him and city leaders.
McMillen noted that the department must make do with the station since the simply cannot move out; they simply need a functioning facility that keeps his crews safe as they work to do the same for the community.