The chief says they are also gearing up to replace and upgrade fire stations, all thanks to the new sales tax the city passed last year. The department's upgrades will cost taxpayers about $6 million, but the chief says the changes will make the firefighters and the community much safer.
Chief Shauwn Howell said, "Just elevating to the level of modern needs of today. Tech needs, electrical requirements. It's just a win win. This station is 50 plus years old."
The new units are expected to be in by Fall.