SCHERERVILLE | The town is exploring the possibility of building a new fire station and renovating two existing stations to enhance fire protection, Fire Chief Joseph Kruzan said.
Station 2 became the Fire Department's headquarters after Station 1 was demolished in 2000, Kruzan said.
The department has outgrown the facility near Cline Avenue and Joliet Street, officials said.
Kruzan said it's possible to build a new Station 1, and the administrative offices would move there. The town hasn't determined a location for the station, but several sites are being considered.
Kruzan said Schererville's Fire Station 3 and Station 4 were built when the department was staffed by volunteers.
The department no longer has volunteers, and enhancements are needed to accommodate paid personnel at those stations, he said.
Station 3 is on Burr Street south of U.S. 30, and Station 4 is in the Plum Creek neighborhood near the intersection of Main Street and U.S. 41.
Town Councilman Kevin Connelly said improvements are especially important at Station 4 because of the Shops on Main development planned in that area.