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.