Orland may build a new fire station to replace the aging facility, reports The Ellsworth American.
The current fire station’s issues include leaks, drainage problems and noncompliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. A committee examined the current fire station and also states that the current building is too narrow and not deep enough for modern engines and too short. The entrance doors are not high enough to accommodate modern fire trucks.
The town does have land elsewhere that could be used for a new station. Any plans to build a new building or renovate the current building would need to be approved by voters.