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Voters to decide the future of the Twin Falls Fire Dept. on Tuesday

Posted: 10:16 PM, May 18, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-19 00:16:59-04

BOISE — One of the firefighters at Saturday’s Fire OPS 101 training trekked all the way from Twin Falls to take part.

He's hoping his city can get a bond passed in this Tuesday's election that would, in part, build part of a training center for their fire personnel, at a similar but smaller scale than the one in Boise.

But the bond would mainly go to build three new fire stations in the city, where a new station hasn't been built since 1974.

"It's been quite a while since there's been any upgrades. We do upgrade the stations but as far as standards, we need to do a massive improvement," said Josh Kliegl, President of the Twin Falls Firefighters Local 1556.

If that bond passes, one of the Twin Falls fire stations will be repurposed for use by the police department.

That will be on the ballot in Twin Falls this Tuesday, May 21st.