The Fresno Fire Department is pleased to announce that plans for their new station were accepted and approved by the Fort Bend County Emergency Services District No. 7 commissioners at their last board meeting.
“Our new station wouldn’t have been possible without the dedication of our ESD commissioners, Assistant Chief Tom Henderson, fire department staff, and Fort Bend County Commissioner Vincent Morales,” said Fresno Fire Chief Anthony Bates.
Station 52, which will be located at the intersection of Teal Bend Boulevard and Rabb Road, will have eight (8) dormitory rooms and will also serve as the department’s administrative and district offices. Fort Bend County EMS will have a medic unit located at the new station. Other apparatus that will be housed at the new station include a fire engine, ladder truck, tanker truck, a booster unit, a squad, and eventually a battalion chief. The facility will be equipped with modern amenities required to meet and accommodate the emergency services personnel.
“I am so pleased for ESD 7 and for this accomplishment. This is our fire station, and not only should the ESD celebrate this occasion, but this is great news for area residents as well who can live in greater peace of this major enhancement and improvement to their overall fire protection,” said Fort Bend County Precinct One Commissioner Vincent Morales.
The station will primarily serve the centralized area of the Fresno Fire Department including Andover Farms, and other communities within Fresno. Station 52 will replace the station currently located at 4525 FM 521 which will eventually be used as a training facility for the department.
“This station will serve as the main station with the intent of extending our facilities over the next few years in accordance with the department’s strategic plan,” said Chief Bates.
The facility is being designed by Martinez Architects, a Houston-based firm specializing in fire station design across the state of Texas. The planned facility is estimated to be 12,000 square feet in size and is anticipated to begin construction in the first quarter of 2022 with a construction duration of about 12 months. The design team’s approach required a comprehensive view to not only capture the current needs but to anticipate the projected needs of the community.