Tecumseh considers leaving fire station on town square for more modern facility

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TECUMSEH, Nebraska — Officials in Tecumseh hope to move out of the longtime fire station and into a new building more suitable for the department's needs.

Kenny Lueders, the rural fire board's secretary and treasurer, tells the Beatrice Daily Sun (http://bit.ly/1lAgPca ) that early plans call for a $1.25 million building financed with bonds.

Officials says the current building on the town square is more than 80 years old and has only one door, forcing firefighters to move equipment to get vehicles out. Ambulances are kept at the hospital.

Mayor Bill Montz says the building's floor is broken up because it wasn't designed to withstand the weight of modern vehicles.

A new building would share a site with the Johnson County Emergency Management Department.

Lueders hopes for more detailed plans later this summer.

Information from: Beatrice Sun, http://www.beatricedailysun.com

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