BA to temporarily reopens closed fire station

Posted at 8:50 AM, Jan 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-19 20:11:40-05

BROKEN ARROW, Okla. - The City of Broken Arrow will temporarily reopen an old fire station after a new fire station was built to replace it.

In December 2012, all personnel and equipment from the old fire station at 2900 S. Elm Pl. moved to the new location at 2300 W. Norfolk Dr., now known as Fire Station Number (No.) 2.

As the city’s population has grown, the Broken Arrow Fire Department’s calls for response have also increased.

In an effort to minimize response times in the south part of Broken Arrow, the city will reopen the old fire station on Jan. 19. The facility will remain open until the construction of Fire Station No. 3 is complete. The city is currently in the process of acquiring land for a new Fire Station No. 3, which will be located in the southeast part of Broken Arrow.

"The reopening of the old fire station, which will be our seventh fire station, will help our first responders get to citizens faster," said Fire Chief Jeremy Moore. "Thanks to voter approval to renew Vision 2025, we now have the resources available to open a seventh fire station, in order to better serve our citizens."

The old fire station on Elm Pl. will initially be staffed by three firefighters with an Advanced Life Support Fire Engine. An ambulance will be added as staffing and other apparatus become available.

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