The nation’s fire fighters will begin construction this month of the first fire station to be financed by a new tax. The station will be in Los Chiles in northern Costa Rica. The municipality there has donated the land not far from the Hospital de Los Chiles, said the Cuerpo de Bomberos.
Lawmakers recently passed a new tax on electrical bills that will generate funds so that the fire fighting agency can build a handful of new stations a year and staff them.
Other stations are proposed this year for Puerto Jiménez, Talamanca, Cariari, Monteverde and Nandayure.
The fire fighting agency said that the new station will be inaugurated in April if construction is on schedule.