People living in Henrietta voted Tuesday night to build a new fire station in the southwest zone. The current firehouse on Erie Station Road only has a garage for trucks and a small training facility, and the firefighters have wanted an upgrade for years.
Amy Donald lives in a neighborhood across the street from fire station 6, but she’s lived in the town of Henrietta her whole life. She said this is long overdue.
“If your house is on fire out here it takes a long time for them to come before they can extinguish your house, so I think a closer fire station would be the right thing to do especially for the residents who live out here,” said Donald.
Fire chief Mark Strzyzynski said they’re looking to improve response times to the southwest part of town. “Seven minutes versus two minutes is a big difference,” he said.