Shreveport Fire Department putting bond money to work | News

SHREVEPORT, La. – Shreveport voters passed a public safety bond in December and now some of your tax dollars are being spent.

Shreveport Fire Chief Clarence Reese told KTBS he wants people in Shreveport to know how every penny of the public safety bond is being spent. The Fire Department gets $24.2 million of the $69 million bond.

The department has split the projects into three phases. Right now they are in phase one.

A new fire station will be built at Greenwood and Broadway, replacing an outdated fire station in that area. It’s just an empty field now. 

But when the new building is up, it will look like the new Fire Station 8 on Greenwood Road and Missouri, which was constructed with funds from bond money received several years ago. It’s not open yet, but getting close.

Fire Chief Clarence Reese

“There’s been a lot done on the front end to make sure when the money was released that as it is now that we’re prepared to move forward. We have a lot of maintenance issues to a lot of our facilities that will be taking place. Citizens need to keep in mind these fire…

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