CORINNA — Built in 1952, the Corinna Fire Department has undergone some wear and tear with time.
Now, it may be time for a makeover.
“We have one bathroom for all of the firemen, women are on the department, no shower facility. We are looking to get all of that stuff updated,” said Chief Allen Emerson from the Corinna Fire Department.
Sen. Collins said so far, the agriculture appropriation and subcommittee, which has rural development money included in it, has approved more than $1.7 million for relocating or renovating the fire department across the street.
“Clearly they need a new fire station. This is too small because today’s fire station is too small, especially because days are longer and bigger speed is always of the essence,” said Sen. Susan Collins (R).
If approved by the house and senate, the Corinna Fire Department would undergo some major changes.
“This is going to mean we will have a nice new station, plenty of room for our trucks. Plenty of room for meetings it’s going to be a big asset to the family,” said James Emerson, a Corinna firefighter.