City opens newest fire station in fast-growing NW Side

Fire Station #32 relocated to 4800 block of Charles Katz Drive

By Chris Shadrock - Web - News Producer

SAN ANTONIO - They city’s newest fire station is now open for business on San Antonio’s fast growing Northwest Side.

City leaders braved the cold to celebrate the opening of a new Fire Station No. 32 located in the 4800 block of Charles Katz Drive, Monday morning. The new building replaces the original fire station built in 1970 located in the 2200 block of Babcock.

Chief Charles Hood said the new building will have an immediate impact.

“It will also greatly benefit the residents of this area because moving the station away from an extremely busy intersection location will reduce our response times to their emergencies,” Hood said.

The fire station has seen an increase in calls in recent years, going from 11,287 in 2014 to just under 12,000 in 2015.

"We are so excited to celebrate the opening of Fire Station 32," Councilman Ron Nirenberg said.  "Our top priority is always the safety and security of our residents and this new station will ensure improved services for our community members.”  

The new building is 14,800 square feet and includes room for a fire engine, platform ladder truck, medic unit and squad vehicle.

The project cost $5.7 million.

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