MIDLAND COUNTY, Texas (Nexstar)- The Northeast Midland County Volunteer Fire Department has launched a capital campaign to raise money for a new fire station.
The volunteer fire department says after 37 years in its current location, it has outgrown the existing station and the land it sits on.
A website for the capital campaign says space in the current station is limited and fire trucks are being parked outside, exposed to weather deterioration. And much needed equipment is also being stored outside the facility and is at risk of being damaged or stolen.
In addition, the current facility has limited space to maintain and repair equipment.
A new station would give the volunteer department the necessary space to host functions to educate the community about fire prevention and safety as well as provide a space to safely store important equipment and trucks.
As such, the volunteer fire department is looking to relocate to a bigger building with more land and more room to grow to meet the increasing need within their area of service.
The proposed 15,000 square foot facility would grow their physical building capacity by 150 percent.
The department is looking for help from the community to help fund the project.
You can read more about the project or make a tax deductible donation here.