ESD 2 to host groundbreaking event for new fire station in Pflugerville

The $7.2 million station will be 13,122 square feet and have three double drive-thru bays. (Courtesy Travis County Emergency Services District No. 2)
The $7.2 million station will be 13,122 square feet and have three double drive-thru bays. (Courtesy Travis County Emergency Services District No. 2)

The $7.2 million station will be 13,122 square feet and have three double drive-thru bays. (Courtesy Travis County Emergency Services District No. 2)

Travis County Emergency Services District No. 2 is hosting a groundbreaking ceremony for Fire Station No. 6 in eastern Pflugerville.

The free event will take place at 11 a.m. on Feb. 11 at 17221 Weiss Lane, Pflugerville. Information from the Pflugerville Chamber of Commerce states parking will be available in the first lot on Wolf Pack Drive at the northwest corner of Weiss High School.


The $7.2 million station will be 13,122 square feet and have three double drive-thru bays, according to the district.

In October, as construction plans were still in the works, ESD 2 Chief Nicholas Perkins said the district continues to see unprecedented increases in demand for services, represented in large part by a 29% increase in total call volume—20% for ambulances—so far compared against 2020.

"This housing boom we just went through, and are still going through, has exponential effects on EMS and fire services demand," Perkins said in an Oct. 4 email. "It's not a simple 1 for 1 increase like you may think. As more people move into the area, the demand is exponential for our services."
By Brian Rash
Brian has been a reporter and editor since 2012. He wrote about the music scene in Dallas-Fort Worth before becoming managing editor for the Graham Leader in Graham, Texas, in 2013. He relocated to Austin, Texas, in 2015 to work for Gatehouse Media's large design hub. He became the editor for the Lake Travis-Westlake publication of Community Impact in August 2018. From there he became a dual-market editor for Community Impact's New Braunfels and San Marcos-Buda-Kyle editions. Brian is now a senior editor for the company's flagship papers, the Round Rock and Pflugerville-Hutto editions.