Niksiki’s third fire station came online today.
The station, on the corner of Holt-Lamplight Road and Escape Route Road, will bring emergency services closer to a large chunk of Nikiski residents. “It’s going to provide quicker emergency response to medical and to fires in this area," said Nikski Fire Chief Bryan Crisp. "Trending for structure fires, the majority of our structure fires over the last 10 years have been in this area.”
The station will have two staff on hand at all times, plus a fire engine, pick-up and ambulance. There’s a large bay for the trucks, watch office for incoming calls and reports and patient treatment room.
“If someone comes in, like a walk-in or whatever, they’ll come in here, we’ll bring them in here, we’ll assess them," Crisp said. "We have medical equipment here for restocking the ambulance and providing that.”