Brownwood firefighters have long outgrown their over 40 year old fire station.
In the Tuesday City Council meeting, the council approved a contract with Brown Reynolds and Watford to build a new fire station.
The Central Fire Station has a list of things that nees updated, and as times change the station needs modern facilities to best serve the community.
The location of the current fire station is a huge problem.
"The traffic's really bad right here on Austin and Main; It's really crowded for us to get our trucks in and out, and there's some times where we almost get in wrecks trying to back our trucks up," says Firefighter Evan Owen.
Another important reason for having a new station; the health of the firefighters.
The current station has a mold problem, and sleeping quarters are directly next to the bays where fumes from fire trucks can seep in.
Even though an actual location has not yet been determined, there are already many plans for the new station.
There will be a training room on sight for new firefighters that will double as a multipurpose room for the Emergency Operation Center (EOC).
"We always want to plan for the future; currently we want to design a station to be able to house a couple more staff members," says Fire Chief Del Albright.
The new firre station will allow firefighters to serve Brownwood at full potential.
Albright says, "It will definitely be an increase in our abilities to perform our duties in the community."