PHOTOS: “This is phenomenal,” the governor gushed, following his speech to a large crowd of community members. “It is exactly what these firefighters deserve,” he continued.
The $6.5 million facility is state-of-the-art and will allow for better response times, in addition to improving the living and working conditions for department members. “Our old house had some deterioration and was actually past its life of use, so the city deemed it necessary,” said Chief Doug Simpson.
There’s also a human element to this as many of these firefighters are required to live in the house for a few nights each week. “We want them to be able to relax, feel like it’s their home, and have some type of a decompression,” Chief Simpson added.
The men and women of this department, despite being hundreds of miles away from the devastation from the tornadoes in western Kentucky and flooding in eastern Kentucky, answered those calls too.