Dallas' new state-of-the-art fire station, No. 37, opened for service on Oct. 15. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Oct. 24.
Dallas Fire-Rescue cut the ribbon on a state-of-the-art fire station Thursday morning outside of the new facility on the 6700 block of Greenville Avenue, near Park Lane.
The all-new Station 37 replaces the nearly 60-year-old Station 37 located only a few blocks away.
The new fire house will be home to 12 firefighters per shift and is equipped with "common areas, a kitchen, a study, a fitness room as well as sleeping quarters and restrooms for all," DFR said.
Among the new tools in the 14,000-square-foot facility are four-fold garage doors that open horizontally and allow firefighters to leave the station more quickly since they open in a fraction of the time compared to the traditional overhead rolling doors.
The green station is also LEED certified.
Reasons for this designation, specific to the fire station, include (among other reasons) the use of sustainable products during construction, LED lighting, a geothermal climate control system and Native landscaping, which uses half the amount of water.
"As the landscape of the City evolves, or department must also evolve to reflect those changes; and while it's a privilege to be able to provide our citizens a fire station which complements its surroundings, more important is the privilege to provide them the same high-quality standard of professionalism and service we always have," said Dallas Fire-Rescue Chief Louie Bright III.
The station has been in operation since Oct. 15.