Platteville Fire Department relocating following safety concerns

  • Source: WKOW-TV ABC 27 Madison
  • Published: 12/08/2022 01:42 AM

After nearly 60 years, the Platteville Fire Department is moving into a new station. The idea for a new station was introduced around 20 years ago when a study showed the department had outgrown the building, however nothing came of it. City officials have now decided on a location and begun planning the design for the building. Platteville Fire Chief Ryan Simmons said the upgrade is long overdue. "You can't even straighten your arms out," Simmons said while weaving through the engines in their garage. With 53 firefighters and several engines, Simmons said their building isn't capable of serving its purpose and the limited space is slowing response times.


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