Fire Chief proposes new station in La Crosse’s south side

Last fire station built in 1967

A proposal from La Crosse’s Fire Chief is looking to make the south side safer.

On Tuesday, Chief Gregg Cleveland made a recommendation to the city to start setting aside money to build a new fire station on the city’s south side.

A recent risk assessment found a need for an additional station in the area as the nearest one is Fire Station Number Three on Losey Boulevard and Greenbay Street. Chief Cleveland says all of the data supports a need for a new station.

“We have collected the data, we’ve looked at our qual-analysis, we’ve done the risk analysis for the city, and that’s the reason why we are requesting the process to start the construction of a new fire station on the south side,” said Chief Cleveland.
La Crosse has not built a new fire station since 1967.

The proposal will be brought before the city council in the next couple of weeks. A public hearing is scheduled for August 23rd at city hall.