Lincoln Reopens Third Fire Station, Closed Since 2008

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A fire station in Lincoln that has been closed since 2008 is reopening, Interim Fire Chief Michael Davis announced Wednesday.

Davis noted that the reopening aims to help reduce emergency response time, citing how emergency medical service calls are far outpacing fire response calls. Lincoln Fire Department alone fielded 2,493 calls for medical service in 2013, versus only 129 fire-related calls.

The opening does not mean more firefighters in the city, however, as existing firefighters will only be redistributed across the now three stations in Lincoln.

Davis warns that temporary station closures could continue due to employee leave.

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