LOUISVILLE, KY — Old equipment, stations in disrepair and a stalled union contract — that’s the plight of the Louisville Fire Department.

As the department is riding high from the Second Street Bridge rescue on March 1, they are trying to re-direct that limelight on what it needs most — at least $35 million to fix aging stations and equipment. 

“Approximately, so if you look at, we have 21 fire stations with 26 companies and seven of those stations are over 100 years old, yeah there are a lot of things to keep them up,” Louisville Fire Chief Brian O’Neill said.

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