TYLER, Texas — Two new fire stations opened in the City of Tyler, replacing two outdated stations in Downtown Tyler and on Martin Luther King Avenue.
Fire Station 4, now located at 7445 Cherryhill Drive, held an open house Monday to show off the new 11,000 square foot building.
The new station has three bays and will houses Fire Engine 4, Brush Truck 4 and a reserve training engine. The station will also be used as a training station for recruits for the upcoming Tyler Fire Department training academy.
Station 1, located at the corner of West Gentry Boulevard and Palace Street, occupies six acres of land is about 18,000 square feet.
The station has five bays for the North Battalion Commander, Fire Engine 1, Fire Ladder 1, the Regional Hazardous Materials Trailer and pull vehicle, and the Technical Rescue Trailer and pull vehicle. There will be nine firefighters, including a battalion chief, at the station and will be the Primary Emergency Operations Center.
The city broke ground on the two stations in Nov. 2018. The stations were designed by Fitzpatrick Architects.