The Tampa City Council is expected to approve spending millions for a new fire station, new equipment and more resources to improve workload and response times, reports Tampa Bay 10.
If passed, $900,000 would be used for a modular building and renovations at Fire Station 11. The new Fire Station 25 would take calls in the same region to ease the burden on Station 13. It will get two rescue cars and additional staffing the cost of just over $2.5 million.
In addition, $160,000 in upgrades at Fire Station 21, a heavy-duty rescue vehicle at that same station costing just over $800,000, and another $880,000 set-aside to begin work on Fire Station 24, which will also service New Tampa.