The Owensboro Fire Department has five stations, and Station No. 2 is about to get even bigger and better.
An increased amount of run calls is the reason behind the expansion. Just 10 years ago, OFD responded to about 3,000 runs per year - now it's up to 10,000 a year throughout the department.
The makeover will be in the sleeping corridors for the firefighters.
It was already a tight squeeze with four men, but they have increased operations with the east side booming over the last few years.
With two extra men now needing a place to stay, OFD decided to help provide some more space.
"Our personnel work 24/48 so this is their home away from home while they're here,” said Owensboro City Fire Chief James Howard. “So it has to be comfortable enough that even though they respond to a lot of runs that when they do have a minute or two they have responsible coordinates."
There is no word just yet on when that expansion will start, but the fire department is looking for a place for these firefighters to stay in the area while it is completed.