An agreement to sell two-plus acres of land in Rock Island owned by the Douglas County PUD to Douglas County Fire District 2 was struck this week.
Fire Chief Dave Baker says District 2 plans to build a new fire station on the property, which is sorely needed since they currently only have a single resident station in the area.
“The new station will allow us to have up to six individuals at a time there,” said Baker. “We’ll have six bedrooms. Of course it will have a community kitchen, a day room, a workout room plus it will have three apparatus bays that we would be able to fit at least four pieces of equipment down there.”
The sale agreement has already been reviewed by the Douglas County PUD’s board of commissioners, and will undergo the same process by Fire District 2 commissioners within the next six to eight weeks.