Nassau Bay opening new fire station Jan. 19

Nassau Bay will host a ceremony Jan. 19 to celebrate the grand opening of the first new fire station in the city in nearly 40 years, according to a city press release.

The ribbon cutting of the station, located at at 18295 Upper Bay Road, will be at 10 a.m., followed by an open house from 11 a.m.- 2 p.m.

The $4.1 million, 17,400-square-foot facility—the first fire station built in the city since 1980—comes equipped with the latest in fire and emergency services technology. The station includes four double-length, drive-through bays; offices; rooms for communications, exercise and training; a full kitchen; and living quarters, according to the release.

A World Trade Center support beam recovered from the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attack will be displayed in the station's lobby as a dedication to emergency responders and those who lost their lives in the attack.

Those who attend the grand opening will be able to tour the station and talk with Nassau Bay Volunteer Fire Department members. For more information, visit www.nassaubayfd.com.
By Jake Magee

Editor, Bay Area & Pearland/Friendswood

Jake has been a print journalist for several years, covering numerous beats including city government, education, business and more. Starting off at a daily newspaper in southern Wisconsin, Magee covered two small cities before being promoted to covering city government in the heart of newspaper's coverage area. He moved to Houston in mid-2018 to be the editor for and launch the Bay Area edition of Community Impact Newspaper. Today, he covers everything from aerospace to transportation to flood mitigation.