Lincoln begins planning for additional fire stations
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Even as construction continues on four new fire stations, Lincoln officials are beginning to plan for two more stations.
The Lincoln Journal Star reports officials are in the preliminary stages of planning for the stations in an effort to keep land acquisition costs as low as possible.
Fire Chief Micheal Despain says the cost of buying land can be six times as high if the property is needed immediately. He says the city can predict its population growth, so it makes sense to buy land early.
So far, the city hasn’t committed money to land purchases and is focused on replacing aging fire rigs and completing work on four stations under construction.
Information from: Lincoln Journal Star, http://www.journalstar.com