BRYAN, Tex. (KBTX) - The original Bryan Fire Station 2 was built in 1967. The new and improved Station 2 will have a grand opening celebration on Friday, September 14.
The department had outgrown the first Station 2. The new station is more than five times bigger than the original. The new station is around 23,000 square feet.
The additional space means there is room for more firefighters and storage space for their equipment.
Lieutenant McGovern says this station is something they are very proud of.
"We got bigger facility that can house more people for the future growth of Bryan from the south side. It's very nice and the city backs us a hundred percent and they gave us the best building possible," explained McGovern.
Some of the major upgrades include more than double the amount of apparatus bays, adequate storage for lifesaving equipment, a bunker room to safely store their gear, and much more living space.
The public is invited to the station's grand opening on Friday, September 14. The celebration will start with remarks from Bryan Fire Chief Randy McGregor and Bryan Mayor Andrew Nelson. The celebration will start at 9:00 a.m. and public tours will start shortly after that.
Fire Station 2 is located at 414 Lawrence Street in Bryan, about six blocks north of the original station.