Council to Vote on Two New Fire Stations

San Antonio’s City Council could approve about $8M in construction contracts to build to new fire stations on the Eastside.

Both would replace the older buildings and both are programmed in the city’s 2012 Bond Program.

“The replacement of these stations is based on the fact that the square footage is minimal,” SAFD Deputy Chief Carl Wedige told KTSA News. “I think they’re probably around the 2,000 square foot range.”

The news stations, he said, will be in the 14,000 square foot range each.

“What this does for us is allow us, if the need is there as we move into the future, to put additional resources that we currently don’t have space for in these stations,” he said.

It’s about keeping up with the equipment, “it’s about keeping up with the safety aspects of the stations, and the room for the guys as well and their comfort,” Wedige said.

The City Council could approve the money for the station replacements on Thursday.

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