Take a look at Lexington's newest firehouse

Posted at 3:06 PM, Aug 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-06 18:35:15-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - — Masterson Station residents are welcoming their newest neighbors, the firefighters of Lexington Firehouse 24.

It's the first fire station the city has added since 2007. As Lexington has grown, so has the need for new and improved resources, like this firehouse. It will be fully staffed around the clock and the 3,000 gallon water tanker will be a benefit to firefighters anywhere water is needed in Lexington.

The house is also equipped with amenities and safety features to assist fire personnel.

"This new station has a decontamination room, we have a gear storage room with negative pressure that's constantly sucking out air, and hopefully sucking out carcinogens in the air we potentally breathe. We have showers and everything that can help us take care of the firefighter," Chief Jordan Sass told LEX 18.

The new firehouse cost $4.6 million to build. A ribbon cutting ceremony is set for Aug. 20.