The city of St. Peter has wanted to build a new firehouse for over five years.
Fire Chief Matt Ulman said the reason is a lack of space in the current facility.
“Now we have everything in the equipment bay. We don’t actually have a, say a wash bay or anywhere to clean our gear separately and keep it clean. All the trucks are packed in tight,” he said.
Ulman said there’s also not enough room for training.
“We’ve been hosting at Johnson Hall on the fairgrounds. They’ve been gracious enough to let us use their building because we don’t have the space here for all of us here to be what the CDC was asking us to be for trainings and for our meetings,” said Ulman.
But the effort to build a new location is in limbo as the city waits for legislative approval on two items that would move the project forward.