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Fire chief addresses council on department reconfiguration

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Chief Buddy Martinette with the Wilmington Fire Department presented the department's plan for station reconfiguration to city leaders Tuesday night. (Source: WECT) Chief Buddy Martinette with the Wilmington Fire Department presented the department's plan for station reconfiguration to city leaders Tuesday night. (Source: WECT)
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) -

Chief Buddy Martinette with the Wilmington Fire Department presented the department's plan for station reconfiguration to city leaders Tuesday night.

The plan includes the construction of two new fire stations and the demolition of four older stations.

The two new facilities will be built on Cinema Drive and Shipyard Boulevard. The Cinema Drive station is expected to cost more than $3 million, according to Martinette.

Martinette said there will be no reduction in staffing, just a different configuration for the stations around town.

City staff will meet again on August 5 to review the proposal once more and award bids for construction.

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