The budget for the New Year has been a key topic of discussion for two local fire departments. For 2015, the sunrise beach fire protection district is anticipating a 1.1 percent increase in operational expenses totaling a little over $1.4 million dollars. The district which has a new logo and patch is also looking to hire two new firefighters for station 3. The Osage Beach Fire Protection district also recently adopted its budget for the New Year. Revenue is projected to be just over $3 million dollars while expenses are anticipated to be a little more than $2.8 million which will leave a balance of around $175,000 dollars.