Spring Fire Department will celebrate the grand opening of Station No. 74, located at 24030 Old Aldine Westfield Road, Spring, on Oct. 5 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. SFD Chief Scott Seifert said the new station, which opened in late August, is a replacement facility, as the original Station No. 74 did not include sleeping quarters.

“The stations that we built back in the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s and even the early 2000s—they were never meant to house firefighters 24/7, so we needed to build state-of-the-art fire stations that would be able to do that,” Seifert said. “[The new station] can also withstand 150 mph winds, which is pretty critical during a hurricane.”

The celebration, which will be open to the public, will include fire station tours; food; family-friendly activities; and special guests U.S. Rep. Dan Crenshaw, R-Texas, and NewsRadio 740 KTRH’s Jimmy Barrett, SFD Communications Director Tracee Evans said. Cake and drinks will be provided courtesy of H-E-B, and ice cream will be provided by Blue Bell. 281-355-1266. www.springfd.org