VIDEO: Nearly one month after the La Crosse Common Council approved a Fire Station Planning Task Force, members of that group held their first meeting. It has been 50 years since the La Crosse Fire Department has built a new fire station. "Things have changed. Apparatus have changed," said Jason Gilman, Director of Planning and Development for the City of La Crosse. "Challenges with fighting fires has changed." "Our last station was built in 1967," said Doug Happel, council member and part of the task force. "The population in La Crosse has moved since 1967."