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New fire stations are taking shape

The city is moving forward on building three new fire stations and refurbishing another, thanks to bond financing approved by Scottsdale voters in 2015.

“Stations have to be located in the right places so we can get to calls quickly, and they have to be modern and functional," says Scottsdale Fire Chief Tom Shannon. "Stations are where our crews maintain their equipment, train, recover and prepare for the next call."

Fire Station 613 renderingStation 613 is a “temporary” modular facility near Pima and Jomax roads that has been used for more than 20 years. That facility will be replaced with the modern station pictured in this design rendering. It will be southwest of the intersection of Jomax and Hayden roads and will be the first fire station bond project built. Construction of the $5.1 million station is underway; crews will move in during the summer of 2018.

Station 605, located at 75th Street and Shea Boulevard, was built in 1983. An $800,000 renovation will bring the station up to standards, improve working and living conditions for firefighters there, and reduce ongoing maintenance costs. The renovation is scheduled to begin in August and should take about four months to complete.

Station 616 is a temporary modular facility serving Desert Mountain. It will be replaced with a new facility built south of Cave Creek Road near 110th Street. Construction on the $3.7 million station is in the early stages of design and the city met with residents to review preliminary plans this spring. Construction will begin next summer and take about a year to complete.

Station 603, which serves the McCormick Ranch area, was built in 1971. A better location is needed so crews can respond to emergency calls more quickly. The new location on Indian Bend Road near Hayden has been selected and station design is underway. Construction on the $6.75 million station is expected to begin at the end of 2018 and will take about a year to complete.

Each of these projects is funded by voter-approved general obligation bonds, which are repaid through the secondary property tax paid by Scottsdale property owners.

See the fire station location map.

Learn more about city construction projects.

 

 

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