Fire Station No. 6 on Williams Drive at FM 3405 will serve the far west side of the city, while Fire Station No. 7 on University Avenue at NE Inner Loop will serve the east side of town, a Nov. 3 news release said.
City of Georgetown officials and members of the Georgetown Fire Department gathered at Fire Station No. 7 on Nov. 2 to mark the completion of the new station. Fire Station No. 7 on the east side of the city will be staffed with an engine company and a medic unit when it opens next spring, the release said. Fire Station No. 7 has three truck bays with living quarters for 11 and will initially be staffed with a combination of six firefighters and medics. The construction cost for the 13,000-square-foot station was $6.3 million. The station was developed in partnership with Williamson County Emergency Services District No. 8.
"The completion of Fire Station 7 ensures a high level of fire and medical response as we continue to experience growth in east Georgetown,” District 7 City Council Member Tommy Gonzalez said in the release. “The station is a quality facility that fits in well on University Avenue and supports the men and women of our fire department.”
Fire Station No. 6 on the west side began operating last month with an engine company and a medic unit, according to the release. It has three truck bays and living quarters for up to six personnel, and it will initially be staffed with a combination of four firefighters and medics. The construction cost for the 12,000-square-foot station was $5.5 million. As with Station No. 7, a cost-sharing agreement between the city and WCESD 8 helps to fund the station.
“These two new fire stations will allow for improved emergency response on the northwest and east sides of our city, which are two of the fastest-growing areas in our town,” City Manager David Morgan said in the release. “We greatly value our partnership with ESD 8 that enables us to make these critical investments to serve our fire and medical response service area.”
The Georgetown Fire/Medical Department encourages homeowners living within 5 miles of one of the new fire stations to contact the Insurance Service Office for a review of their insurance policy. To learn more on ISO ratings, visit http://fire.georgetown.org/iso-ratings.