Lexington needs five more fire departments over five years although finding land can be a challenge.
Lexington Fire Chief Kristin Chilton offered a five year plan to a council committee last week. It included information on capital construction, personnel, and fire equipment. Chilton said more effort should go toward understanding housing developement in the county.
She said the department should be aware when planning begins and establish land suitable for a fire station. Now, she said, the department often scrambles to find land after houses are in place.