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New Idaho Falls fire station gets final approval from City Council

Design plans for the new Idaho Falls fire station are complete.

The City Council approved the estimated $4.3 million project Monday.

That’s not the definite price, it’s just the most the project could end up costing.

Fire Chief Dave Hanneman says they’ve been designing the new station for the past four months and doing everything they can to make it cost efficient.

The floor in the current fire station is cracking and a study from 2013 shows it can’t hold the weight of the fire engines.

Hanneman says this is a much needed, long-term investment.

“Our current station has lasted 85 years, so we hope this new station will do the same,” he said. “We’re designing it to be a 75- to 100-year-old building.”

The new fire station will be downtown on E Street between Shoup Avenue and Park Avenue. It will take the entire block.

Hanneman says the groundbreaking will happen next month.

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