Tent And Trailer Serve As Newest Fire Station in Texas City

  • Source: KTVT CBS 11 Fort Worth
  • Published: 01/04/2022 12:00 AM

VIDEO: A half-dome tent and a portable trailer on an empty piece of property off I-30, make up the newest official fire station in Fort Worth. Approved, constructed, and outfitted in three months, the temporary station opened New Year's Day, providing protection to the rapidly growing communities on the far western edge of the city. For now there is room for just one engine to park in the tent. Living space for the 12 firefighters assigned to Station 43 is cramped. It's not limited though in emergency response. "As far as capability, this fire station is capable of doing what every other fire station in the city of Fort Worth is doing," said department spokesman Mike Drivdahl. Until now, fire response for the area has come from two stations up to six miles away, and at least a 10 minute drive.


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