By Erica Thomas, managing editor
TRUSSVILLE — Trussville Fire and Rescue could eventually get a new station, something Fire Chief Tim Shotts said is needed for public safety.
Right now, the department has three fire stations. One at City Hall, another is on Roper Road and the third is on Gadsden Highway, near Carrington Lakes.
A conceptual drawing shows a fourth station off Trussville-Clay Road. Shotts said a station is needed in the area to improve response time and he said it could help property owners save money.
“It would help with response time in that area and on the Clay-end of Deerfoot,” Shotts said. “Also, the ISO (Insurance Services Offices) rating is calculated based on miles from stations, so that should improve the property owner’s insurance premiums.”
The plans are still in the initial stages.