Jonesboro Proposes $15 Million to Upgrade Fire Stations

OCTOBER 19, 2005 - Posted at 7:56 a.m. CDT

JONESBORO, AR - Fire officials in Jonesboro have released a $15 million wish list that includes four new fire stations, 90 more firefighters and new equipment.

A report by the Jonesboro Fire Department calls for spending $3 million per year over the next five years to meet standards suggested for fire-station locations.  The anticipated needs are based on distance and population.

Jonesboro opened a new main fire station on Stadium Boulevard in 2001.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.Z)