The City of Yreka took the next step forward in building a new fire station Thursday when the city council approved a consultant agreement with Adams Ashby Group for grant writing
City Manager Steve Baker said the city chose Adams Ashby because it has a lot of experience working with smaller cities looking to build a fire station.
“It’s a huge step in the right direction,” he said.
“This is something that has been a long time coming,” Yreka fire chief Jerry Lemos said at the council meeting. He added he was impressed with how thorough the proposal was.
In December, the council directed city staff to issue a Request for Proposals for a grant writing and an administration consultant firm to look into the project. The current fire department is more than 100 years old. The department responds to about 1,500 calls per year, the YFD website says.