City Councilman Rey Saldaña, Fire Chief Charles N. Hood, and city officials gathered Monday to celebrate the start of construction for a new Fire Station 2 in District 4 on the South Side.
The new station replaces a 1957 station, which no longer meets needs and standards.
The 14,500-square-foot facility accommodates staff increases and community needs. The station includes three apparatus bays, one EMS bay, a kitchen, dining and living areas, bedrooms, and an exercise room.
Construction is expected to finish this fall.