The College Station Fire Department will dedicate Fire Station No. 6 at the southwest corner of University Drive and Tarrow Street at 11 a.m. on Saturday.
After the dedication ceremony, the station will have an open house until 2 p.m. Hamburgers and hot dogs will be provided.
The facility will improve the fire department’s response time along the rapidly growing University Drive corridor. Fire Station No. 6 began operating on Monday, Dec. 3 with a fire engine, ambulance and a staff of 18 firefighters working three shifts.
Approved by 74 percent of city voters in the 2008 bond election, the $6 million station was completed on schedule and within its budget. Construction began in September 2011.
Designed as an urban, full-service station, the 25,133-square foot facility will eventually house three companies of 39 firefighters on three shifts and special operations response equipment for incidents involving hazardous materials, water rescue and dive search and rescue. It also features space for community meetings.
Parking for the event is available across the street at the Chimney Hill Shopping Center. Shuttle service will be provided from the lot to the station from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
For more information, go to cstx.gov/fire or call 979.764-3708.