Fire departments build stations to cut response times

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Five new fire stations have been built across the county in the past five years with the goal of getting to calls from growing areas of the community faster and updating aging facilities.

Johnson County’s population has more than doubled in the past 40 years, and local fire chiefs say that growth has changed where they are getting calls for fires, traffic accidents and emergency medical runs. Fire stations that had been built decades ago also were outdated, and some no longer were located near where most residents live.

Officials at White River Township, Franklin, Amity and Bargersville departments decided that new stations would be the best way to address these issues.

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