York County Council Monday officially voted a third and final time to redirect 3.1 million dollars in bond money from building rural fire stations towards a new county fire training center.
Over the past several months, council members and the county’s rural fire board have debated the issue after a 2008 vote to upgrade some of the 17 rural fire stations across the county.
David Jennings chairs the Rural Fire Board and head the Flint Hill Fire Department.:
Jennings says the county’s current fire training center on Ogden Road is outdated and outgrown.
Two possible sites for a new facility include McFarland Road or on Genthe Court — both are locations west of Rock Hill and considered more centrally located to all departments.