What we reported
Four emergency services districts in Spring and Klein have built or are planning to build new or renovated facilities in 2017 and 2018. Klein Volunteer Fire Department completed a new station in late 2017 on Crescent Clover Drive, and Ponderosa Volunteer Fire Department opened a new building in April.
In addition to planning new construction, area fire departments invested in new rescue equipment following Hurricane Harvey-related flooding in August. Spring Fire Department will budget $150,000 for boats and high-water vehicles in 2018, and PVFD spent over $25,000 on similar equipment after the storm.
Champions Emergency Services District will open a new $2.5 million-$3 million fire station on Cutten Road in late 2019, and Spring Fire Department will begin construction on a new building for its Aldine Westfield Road station in early 2018. Spring Fire Department plans to open the new station on FM 2920 in February.
This story is one update from The January Issue. View the full list of Top 8 stories to follow in 2018 here.