YUKON — The Yukon Fire Department is planning for the construction of a new main fire station at 960 E Main, Fire Chief Kevin Jones said. The station, which is expected to cost between $5 million and $6 million, will "give us a lot better coverage for the city,” said City Manager Jim Crosby. The project is expected to go out for bids in the fall. Bonds for the fire station project will be retired through sales tax proceeds, Crosby said. The station will provide additional training facilities for the fire department, he said. The station is to have additional dorm space for firefighters and house about six of the department's vehicles, Jones said. The current main fire station, at 302 S Fifth, was built in 1959. The city's substation at 102 S Ranchwood was built in 1974. Jones, who has been with the department for 21 years, became chief in March. He commands 30 firefighters at the two stations. Throughout the year, the department strives to promote public safety through Fire Safety Month programs at local schools, distribution of smoke detectors and CPR classes, Jones said.