FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 29, 2022
Contact: Brad Hardin
Fayetteville Fire Department
City celebrates opening of Fire Station No. 9
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.— The City of Fayetteville invites the public to attend the opening of a new fire station on Friday, Aug. 5, at 8 a.m. The event will take place at Fayetteville Fire Station No. 9, located at 2250 S. School Ave.
This project is part of an infrastructure bond program approved by Fayetteville voters as one of 10 separate questions during a special election held in April 2019. Phase 1 of this bond project will provide two of the planned three additional fire stations, as well as apparatus to support ongoing growth for fire and emergency response. The new facilities will be staffed with existing personnel and fire companies.
The city analyzes call history and historical response time data using its Geographic Information Systems. Analyses show that if additional fire stations can be placed in the most optimal locations, parts of the city could see a minute decrease in response times, which could have a critical impact for lives and property.
Fayetteville Mayor Lioneld Jordan and Fire Chief Brad Hardin will share brief remarks during the event. Parking at the station is limited; carpooling is encouraged.
To learn more about the City’s 2019 bond projects and navigate to details on the firefighting facilities projects, please go to https://www.fayetteville-ar.gov/2019bond.