SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) — The Bexar County Fire Department is hosting an open house to unveil a brand new fire station for District 7 Fire Rescue on Sunday.
Growth in the area demanded an expansion of the unit which was previously housed in an older, smaller facility at the same location.
“Before we had this new building, we were operating out of an old farmhouse from around the 1920s,” said Matt Post, engineer and paramedic with District 7 Fire Rescue. “We are a very fast growing area in Bexar County. This allows us to accommodate all the staff we will need as our call volume explodes each year.
The facility will allow District 7 to respond to more than one fire at a time, if necessary. It also improves the medical capabilities of the district, which requires more and more modern fire stations.
“About 90% of our calls are carried out by emergency services,” Post said. We are able to stabilize our patients long before they arrive at the emergency room.
The new station is also equipped with a larger state-of-the-art kitchen, two fire hydrants for rapid response, and a day room for firefighters to relax with a movie or a game of pool during their shifts. 48 hour work.
The Fire Station 115 Open House will be held at 11615 Galm Road, San Antonio, Texas 78254.
The festivities start at 1 p.m. and end at 4 p.m.
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