Fire departments adding new stations in Tomball, Magnolia

What we reported The Tomball Fire Department was slated to open Station No. 5 in February near Telge Road. The Magnolia Volunteer Fire Department planned to open stations 187, 188 and 189 in fall 2016.




The Magnolia Volunteer Fire Department opened two stations in January and will open a third station in February. The Magnolia Volunteer Fire Department opened two stations in January and will open a third station in February.[/caption]

The latest Since the opening of Station No. 5 in March, TFD has decreased its emergency response time by two minutes for calls on the west side of city limits, Chief Randy Parr said. The MVFD moved into stations 188 and 189 in early January—each equipped with an engine and water tanker—and will hold an open house for the stations in the near future.


What’s next MVFD Chief Gary Vincent said construction on a third station should be finished in February. In Tomball, the TFD has acquired the land to build Station No. 3—located near Hufsmith and Stanolind roads—which will break ground once utilities are available in that area.


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By Anna Lotz

Editor, Tomball/Magnolia & Conroe/Montgomery

Anna joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in May 2016 after graduating with a degree in journalism from Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio. In July 2017, she transitioned to editor for the Tomball/Magnolia edition. She began covering the communities of Conroe and Montgomery as well in 2020. Anna covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in these communities. Prior to CI, Anna served as editor-in-chief of Cedars, interned with the National Journalism Center in Washington, D.C., and spent time writing for the Springfield News-Sun and Xenia Daily Gazette.