Published: Jul 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT
Updated: Jul 15, 2010 8:47 PM EDT

CAPE CORAL, FL- For three days, WINK News has been digging for answers.
Do Cape Coral firefighters have the resources they need?
Firefighters say budget cuts are to blame.
The mayor and city leaders say, the fire department spent too much in the wrong places!.

Five million dollars.
Two stories tall.
A spacious kitchen, and look at these rooms. Are they elaborate? Cape Mayor John Sullivan thinks so.

He says, "If we hadn't carelessly spent the amount of money that we spent, on having to buy the biggest the expensive toys in town, I mean they spent 60 thousand dollars on two brass polls."

Today WINK took a tour of the Cape's newest station one, and station three.

Firefighters tell us, the stations are  pretty standard. Sullivan says, no expense was spared.
Cape councilman Pete Brandt agrees.

He says, "At the same time, in the same time frame stations in Charlotte and Lee county were being built for roughly half that price."