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Mesa invites community to tour new fire station for grand opening

Nov 16, 2021, 4:15 AM | Updated: 10:24 am

PHOENIX — Mesa is inviting community members to tour its newest fire station during a grand opening Saturday.

The event will run from 9 a.m. to noon at Station 221 located by Signal Butte and Warner roads.

Attendees will be able to tour the station and eat a complimentary breakfast prepared by Mesa firefighters, according to a press release.

Home to the nation’s first all-electric pumper truck, the new station includes four equipment bays, eight dormitories, two offices, a kitchen, conditioning room and community room.

“As southeast Mesa keeps gaining population, emergency call volumes will continue to increase,” Mesa Fire Chief Mary Cameli said in the release.

“The addition of Station 221 will help address those needs and reduce response times in Eastmark and surrounding communities, especially for medical runs.”

The station will officially open Thursday at 10:30 a.m. with a fire hose uncoupling ceremony.

The $5.9 million station was approved in a 2018 public safety bond by Mesa voters, while the developer agreed to transfer the land to the city as part of a previous Eastmark development agreement, according to the release.

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Mesa invites community to tour new fire station for grand opening