They're looking for a secure, centralised base in Portlaoise.
The search continues for a permanent home for Laois Civil Defence.
The volunteer emergency service - which is temporarily based in Stradbally - is looking for a secure, centralised facility in Portlaoise.
Local Sinn Féin councillor Caroline Dwane Stanley says €1.5 million has been allocated for the project from the local authority's 2022-24 Capital Programmes Budget.
She says Laois County Council is still looking for a suitable site: