Utah FFs describe their makeshift fire station as 'glamorized camping'

The new fire station will be built using funds from a $70 million bond to address the mold, flooding and structural concerns


By FireRescue 1 Staff

PROVO, Utah — Provo firefighters will be working and living out of a tent for the next 10 months until their new station is constructed.

The new fire station will be built using funds from a $70 million bond to address the mold, flooding and structural concerns that are forcing the firefighters into temporary housing, 2 KUTV reported.

The temporary makeshift fire station has a 20-year lifespan and will house the fire apparatus while the firefighters will stay in a trailer. The tent also is equipped with an exhaust system and is capable of maintaining a comfortable temperature inside.

"If you had seen or remembered seeing the inside of fire station number 2, it's not that much of a downgrade," Provo City Fire Chief Jim Miguel said. "We have lovingly referred to this as 'glamping' – glamorized camping,"

The new fire station is expected to be completed by May 2020.

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