Renovations to Missouri City Fire Station No. 1 will proceed following the adoption of an interlocal agreement between the city of Missouri City and Fort Bend County.
The fire station has hosted Fort Bend County emergency medical services since 2017, which includes two paramedics. Between January and April, EMS has responded to about 800 calls and has also improved response times for emergencies by one minute, according to Precinct 4 Commissioner Ken DeMerchant’s office.
Missouri City Fire Chief Eugene Campbell Jr. told City Council on July 15 that following the first year the two units were together, the fire department looked at conditions of the station and what adding staff would mean.
“We came up with some concepts and a series of dollar amounts to do renovations that would improve the bathroom and living conditions,” Campbell said.
Missouri City Mayor Yolanda Ford and DeMerchant worked together on the agreement. Renovation costs will be about $80,000.
DeMerchant identified that keeping EMS housed in Missouri City Fire Station 1 would be the most efficient means of providing for the communities it served, according to a statement from his office.