Fire department changes

Local News

MT. ZION, Ill. (WCIA) — The fire department will be making a big change soon. It will have a firefighter on duty around the clock.

It will become the first fire department to have 24/7 coverage since Decatur Fire Department did it over 100 years ago. Leaders hope this change will provide a better response time.

In the evenings, firefighters go home. They say it takes time to answer an emergency. The change will make it easier for firefighters to get to a call quicker.

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