Kirksville Fire Department Anticipates Higher Costs in 2019

The Kirksville Fire Department is asking for more money for 2019. They are asking for $2.9 million – up from $2 million in 2018. The increase in funding is to cover the expenses of hiring three new firefighters, a new fire engine, and other expenses. Firefighter salaires will be about $919,000 in 2019 compared to about $805,000 in 2018. The fire engine will make up much of the fire department’s projected equipment cost of around $607,000 in 2019.