Laois County Council has revealed plans to upgrade the county's fire and rescue service's capacity to respond to emergencies through the expansion of the Mountrath base.
The council has published details of a plan to build a new fire drill tower and garage extension at Mountrath Fire Station on Shannon Road.
The tower will be used for training while the garage is needed to house a 4x4 single cab pick up vehicle.
The public can see details of the project at County Hall in Portlaoise. Written submissions can be made before 4pm January 21.