When it comes down to it, the replacement of the West End fire station is “the No. 1 capital improvement need” for the city, according to Ward 2 city councilor and new council President Jared Eigerman.
“No one can defend the condition of that station,” Eigerman told Local Pulse host Joe DiBiase. “It’s basically a glorified garage. It’s a garage where you have firefighters sleeping next to the engines separated by a plaster wall.”
The West End fire station is decades old and in dire shape. The city has been looking at replacing the station, but the cost of doing so is a concern.
“We’re in overtime already,” Eigerman said on the internet radio show Saturday. “It must be replaced. It’s hard to conceive of a more important investment that the taxpayers can make than that station.”