The new facility will replace the current Fire Station #4, located at 404 Broadway, which opened in 1982 and has been plagued by both structural and functional shortfalls. At 4:00 p.m., the ceremony started at the site of the new station, 1404 Wonder World Drive with residents and city employees in attendance.
San Antonio based, Teal Construction Company was awarded the contract and estimates construction of the new 11,182 square feet station will take 10 to 12 months. The new station will have three drive-thru apparatus bays, sufficient living and sleeping accommodations for up to ten personnel. Once the station is completed it will be able to house a fire engine or ladder truck, a brush truck, and an ambulance. The new location will greatly improve response capabilities on the rapidly growing east side of I-35.