New fire station expected to result in quicker response times

AUBURN Ky. – The Auburn Fire Department is moving from their original small building, to a more spacious area that was originally the old Howlett Chevrolet building. With the help of the community and a $500,000 grant, the new fire station has already made strides in its appearance.

Maintenance supervisor Jaymes Dulworth is glad to be part of the process.

“We’ve been just kind of doing what we can to help them out with getting it going. We’ve done what we could do to the building as far as painting the floors, cleanup, whatever we can do to help,” Dulworth said.

Small spaces can lead to a big problems. Auburn Fire Chief Jeff Gregory said the old cramped building was getting in the way of serving the community.

Gregory said this new building will allow the Auburn Fire Department to more efficiently serve the public, as response times will be quicker.

“In our business, a lot of it revolves around response time. Ours has been really good, but here, we’ll be able to respond quicker and more efficiently. It’’ll help us to better serve the citizens between now and the next 40 years,” Gregory said.