Located at 221 Sundance Parkway, Round Rock, the station will serve as a replacement for the city's previous Fire Station No. 3, which was constructed in 1991 on Rawhide Drive.
The newest station primarily serves the southwestern portion of the city, including La Frontera, the Chisholm Valley neighborhood and the Dell Technologies campus. The specific location was selected based on its proximity to major roadways in order to help enhance response times, per the release.
Fire Station No. 3 is an 11,500-square-foot facility with various features, including an engine, an aerial fire apparatus and a Williamson County Emergency Medical Services ambulance crew, among others. Funding for the relocation of Fire Station No. 3 was approved by Round Rock voters in a 2013 bond election, with construction costs of $4,791,500.
Ribbon-cutting ceremony attendees are required to adhere to safety protocols administered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to help mitigate the spread of the coronavirus.