WORLEY, Idaho -- A new fire station in North Idaho is now up and running after years of planning. That means more firefighters in the area working around the clock to help keep people safe.
Worley Fire Chief Daniel Sneve said the firefighters are settling in nicely at their new $1.4 million station located along Highway 95.
The new central location in Worley should help firefighters respond to all areas of their district quickly. Response time should also be reduced. Fire Chief Sneve said the new location is also convenient for neighbors coming in to pick up information or items such as burn permit. The station is also more spacious with 12,000 square feet.
"It gives us elbow room. Nice, brand new station with the ability to grow into. We can sleep eight firefighters at this station whereas at the other one, we had no living quarters," said Sneve.
The new facility also has a workout room. The building can hold six fire trucks. If there is some sort of a disaster, the facility has enough space and back-up power to house citizens.