Community members, firefighters and local officials were on-hand to open a new fire station, reports Herald & Review.
The Decatur City Council approved construction of the $2.7 million facility in May 2018. The goal was to improve response times in the city’s north end by building a new facility.
The new Fire Station No. 5 is part of an $8.5 million effort to build three new stations and renovate four existing ones. The project is being funded through the issuance of bonds that will be paid back at the cost of about $400,000 a year over the next 20 years.