Ra'anana Mayor Nahum Hofree has met with senior firefighting officials to propose that Ra'anana get its own fire station instead of sharing with Kfar Saba, reports www.local.co.il. And a representative from the national fire services command reportedly agreed that there was justification for the idea. According to the report, Hofree and other Ra'anana municipal officials met with representatives from the national fire services command and from the Kfar Saba fire station to discuss the idea. At present, Kfar Saba's fire station services Kfar Saba, Ra'anana and Hod Hasharon. At the meeting, Hofree said that while he was satisfied with the functioning of the Kfar Saba station, traffic at certain times of the day prevented a swift response, and Ra'anana should have its own station. He said there was a 14-dunam block of land available for a fire station in Kiryat Etgarim, a site removed from residential areas and near the main Ra'anana intersection. A national fire services official said there was "operational justification" for the idea, and said the suggested block of land was appropriate for such a station.