COLUMBIA, Ala. (WDHN) — The Columbia Fire Station took a big hit due to Hurricane Michael. The station no longer meets industry standards and they’ve been told the station is structurally unsafe.
Currently, the department is working from two rooms inside the police department. The station has to leave their fire trucks and ambulances outside in the heat which causes a five-minute delay before the truck is able to move. Due to the conflicts, the station is asking the town for donations to help build a new station.
The station has a little over $40,000, and they estimate the building to cost between $300,000 and $400,000 dollars.
“If I try to enforce international fire code or fire codes around the town, how can I justify when my buildings not up to fire code. So, that’s one thing that we’re trying to make a facility that will be up to standard and affordable.
If you would like to donate, you can contact the city hall at (334) 696-4417, or you can mail them to P.O. Box 339 in Columbia, Alabama 36319.