They put their lives on the line everyday but what some DeKalb firefighters are coming back to at the station has some residents hot. Those who live near Fire Station 7 want answers after seeing the shape the building is in. DeKalb Fire Chief Darnell Fullum tells Fox 5's Krista Littlefield this is one the oldest firehouses in DeKalb county and it has seen better days.
Residents say the county has had months to fix water damage and peeling paint. The Spencers took photos and shared them with FOX 5 showing what they call deplorable conditions. It's one of the busiest in the county, and the Spencers believe the county can do better.
"It's a shame where guys put their life on the line and the conditions that you see is a little baffling" said Spencer.
Chief Fullum says there have been ongoing repairs to the 1950's building including paint touch ups and a new roof but he admits more needs to be done. "We are going to make it liveable for the firefighters here and for those who occupy the space" said chief Fullum. Chief Fullum claimed the plan is to build a new fire station, but that could be a few years.
In the meantime, the community has started a go fund me page to raise money for the repairs that they believe can't wait any longer. If you would like to donate to DeKalb Fire Station 7 you can check out their page here.