Fire District Needs New Stations and Trucks

It is being reported that the St Lucie Fire District needs to replace two fire stations and buy new fire trucks and ambulances, but doesn’t have access to enough money to actually do it.

The district has a 65-million dollar budget and can borrow up to one and a half million dollars every year as long as they don’t go over 5 million dollars in debt.

Fire Chief Buddy Emerson says that’s not enough.

State Representative Larry Lee Jr from Fort Pierce has authored a bill that would allow the fire district to borrow up to 10-percent of its operating budget to buy new fire trucks, ambulances, and fire stations, but the bill has yet to be heard in committee.

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