CFVFD Station No. 9 was relocated from 7922 Hwy. 6 N. to 7188 Cherry Park Dr. to decrease the response times in the area said Scott DeBoer, Harris County Emergency Services District No. 9 commissioner. ESD No. 9 serves as a taxing district supporting CFVFD.
DeBoer said the station was moved to the new location, which is only approximately a mile from the old location, in order to meet construction codes and to better serve the community.
“It's replacing a station that didn't meet a lot of those state [building] codes and had gotten kind of run down and exceeded it's lifespan,” he said. “To meet some of the new construction requirements and give the crews a better ability to still service during storms is pretty much the main reason for the construction and relocation.”
According to architects for the new station, the project costs totaled $6.9 million. The building is approximately 17,000 square feet and was completed by the contractor JE Dunn Construction in November 2018. The new station includes more parking for the public and department officials, additional storage, a decontamination room and multipurpose training room. Firefighters also have a day room and dining areas with space for working.