May 3, 2012
Last weekend on Saturday, April 28th, several hundred people from the West Valley gathered to celebrate the Grand Opening of the newest fire station, Fire House 703 in Verrado, for the Town of Buckeye. Participants at the celebration enjoyed formal ceremonies, guided tours, and fire truck rides.
Fire House 703 in Verrado is an approximately 15,000 square-foot energy-efficient station located at Verrado Way and Point Ridge Road, about one mile north of Interstate 10. This new location is more strategically placed than the old facility, which was only meant to be temporary. The old station was on the far east side of Verrado near Jackrabbit Trail and Indian School Road.
The new Fire House 703 location will give firefighters faster access to the Interstate 10 along with the surrounding current and future residential and commercial developments in the Verrado community and the nearby Sundance neighborhood.
This two-story fire station is built to hold up to 12 people at once and including two fire trucks with four firefighters each, two battalion chiefs and an ambulance with two paramedics. The living space in the fire house includes a large kitchen, dining and living quarters for two battalion chiefs and individual bedrooms for 10 firefighters. There are four private bathrooms, common living areas on both levels, a training-equipment room and an office area.
Fire House 703 has four fire truck bays that can hold varying combinations of large and small fire trucks, ambulances and small emergency vehicles.
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