TULSA, Okla. — City officials are celebrating the construction of Tulsa's newest fire station in east Tulsa.
Mayor G.T. Bynum, District 6 City Councilor Connie Dodson, and Fire Chief Michael Baker attended the groundbreaking Thursday for Fire Station 33 located near 41st and 129th East Avenue.
The city said the $5.3 million fire station is strategically placed to help balance the load Station 27 was carrying. It will also help shorten response times and keep the community safe.
"There's not often times you can purchase time, and this is a purchase of time. And it reduces it and allows us to be in your home affectively and safely," Fire Chief Michael Baker said.
The fire department already has Insurance Services Offices Rating of Number 1 which helps drop insurance rates.
Construction starts in September and it's expected to be finished by December of 2021.
City officials said a 2016 Vision Tulsa sales tax is going to help fully staff the new station.
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