The Coppell Fire Department is getting big upgrades in the way of a fourth fire station and new fire engines.
Coppell City Council approved a maximum price of $8.4 million for the new fire station at a Nov 12. meeting. The station is scheduled to be complete in December 2020. It will be located on North Point Drive in Coppell.
The additional station is expected to increase the fire department’s response times, Coppell Fire Chief Kevin Richardson said at the meeting.
Council also approved a $2.3 million purchase for three new fire engines. Purchasing the three vehicles at the same time saves the city about $211,000 in discounts, Richardson said.
The city regularly replaces its fire engines three at a time about every 10 years, according to the city documents. Each fire engine costs $817,889.45, according to Siddons-Martin Emergency Group, the manufacturer.
Coppell Fire Department to build fourth station, purchases new fire engines
Coppell City Council approved the purchase of new fire engines and the maximum price for a new fire station at its Nov. 12 meeting. (Courtesy Fotolia)