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City Council, staff and residents of Missouri City came together on Saturday, May 7, to officially open Fire Station No. 6 and Fire Administration Offices, located at 18411 Parks Edge Blvd.
The Grand Opening Ceremony began with a Flag-Raising Ceremony by Boy Scout Troop 140, followed by an invocation from Public Safety Chaplain David Northcutt. Missouri City Fire Chief Mario Partida recognized Fire & Rescue Services command staff and firefighters for their daily sacrifices and commitment to serving the citizens of Missouri City.
Mayor Robin J. Elackatt took a moment to acknowledge former and current dignitaries in attendance and highlighted the importance of the new fire station. “I am excited about the future of our City, and today is another wonderful mark in our history,” Mayor Elackatt said. “The City Council and city staff continue to work diligently to protect our city, and together we remain focused and passionate about the betterment of the City of Missouri City.”
Chief Partida thanked the teams responsible for the project, including MCTX Public Works, Martinez Architect, Christensen Building Group, MCTX Fire Department, the Fire Marshal team, and developer Joel L. Scott with Terramark.
The ceremony continued with a traditional fire station ribbon cutting consisting of two red fire hoses being disconnected to unveil the new station and a traditional Wipe Down and Push Back ceremony for Engine 36. Concluding the ceremony was a radio call to service announcing: “Engine 36 to Dispatch. Engine 36 is in service.”
On March 24, 2021, the City officially broke ground and began construction on the approximately 16,752 square-foot, two-story structure in the Parks Edge subdivision off of Lake Olympia Parkway. According to Partida, funding for the station was approved for approximately $5 million. He added that the building was constructed during the height of the pandemic with national materials shortages and shipping challenges, yet was completed on budget and on schedule.
The new station improves Fire & Rescue Services response times in the Parks Edge, Dry Creek, Vicksburg and Lake Olympia communities and includes administrative offices that provide needed capacity in support of City services.
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