Fire Station 5 Open House

The City of Amarillo and the Amarillo Fire Department opened the new Fire Station #5 to the public Wednesday for an open house.

Located at 3200 South Washington this is the last of the new stations approved by voters in 2016 on proportions 2.

With the new stations, two trucks will be stationed along with the crews Hazmat Team.

The station includes a lounge area, kitchen, four bedrooms, two co-ed locker rooms, a gym, tornado shelter and two traditional fire poles.

Justus says 24 crew members will be stationed there with 8 members per shift.

The other new fire stations are Fire Station #3 at 7441 Oxford Drive and Fire Station #9 2015 Paramount Blvd.

Proposition 2 projects were completed ahead of schedule and under the proposed Proposition 2 budget.