San Marcos officials held a ceremony Friday, August 31 to celebrate the grand opening of Fire Station #4, a $6 million fire station. The new facility replaced the current Fire Station #4, located at 404 Broadway, which opened in 1982. The prior station had been plagued by both structural and functional shortfalls for many years.
The ceremony was scheduled for 9:00 a.m. at the site of the new station, 1404 Wonder World Drive..
The new station has three drive-thru apparatus bays and sufficient living and sleeping accommodations for up to ten personnel. The station is 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.
The new 11,182 square feet station took almost 17 months to complete by San Antonio-based Teal Construction Company.