The city began updating its facilities back in 2015. The goal was to rebuild a police station and three fire stations. The city quickly ran out of money after the police station and two fire stations.
Now that the city has the money to build a new station, fire chief Brian Fish, said it’s long overdue.
“There [are] a lot of things wrong with that building. It wasn’t seismically sound, it had remodels done in the past, it got some roof issues and other things,”said Fish.
The new station will be built next door to the current one at Highland and Siskiyou in Medford to avoid the roundabout. It will also be three times bigger, more environmentally friendly and safer for firefighters coming and going from the building.
The project is expected to be completed by next spring.
NBC5 News at Sunrise co-anchor Allison Ross graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a degree in broadcast journalism.
Before coming to NBC5 News, she was a reporter and anchor at KOMU in Columbia, MO and interned at FOX 25 News in Boston. Allison also spent six months reporting in Europe where she covered the European Commission.
When she’s not in the newsroom, Allison loves adventures. She enjoys traveling and is excited to explore the West Coast. Allison’s motto: “Try everything once!”