Springfield is looking to build three new fire stations, but budget cuts could impact staffing levels, reports News Channel 20.
Springfield Mayor Jim Langfelder isn’t convinced that staffing cuts are necessary. He considers a potential solution that would leave a few positions unfilled and counted on some retirements.
Fire officials are continuing to work with architects on designs and plans for new fire stations while dealing with the budget situation.
The city council will vote on new plots of land that are considered for purchase for the fire stations.
The fire stations are expected to take 18 months and budgeting will be paid over multiple years.