Fire Hose Ceremony Opens New Broken Arrow Fire Station Jan. 12

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NEW FIRE STATION: From left, Broken Arrow City Councilors Johnnie Parks and Lisa Ford, Vice Mayor Christie Gillespie, Mayor Debra Wimpee and Councilor Scott Eudey are joined by City Manager Michael Spurgeon and city firefighters in officially opening Broken Arrow’s Fire Station #7.

The City of Broken Arrow officially opened a new Fire Station #7 with an unusual ribbon-cutting ceremony on Jan. 12. The new station is located on the southeast corner of Washington Street and First Place, just south of Arrowhead Park, at 201 E. Washington St.

This new Station replaces the 50-year-old Fire Station #7 currently located on South Elm Place and Edgewater Street. 

Mayor Debra Wimpee, members of the City Council, Fire Chief Jeremy Moore, City Manager Michael Spurgeon, and other City leaders will be on-hand for the event.

The location is consistent with the City’s research which indicated the best areas for ideal response times for assisting citizens.

“A strong commitment to public safety and a great quality of life go hand-in-hand,” Spurgeon said.  “This new state-of-the-art replacement station will help our fire department better serve the citizens and businesses in Broken Arrow.  I appreciate the time and efforts the Fire Administration, Architect and Engineering staff put into designing such an awesome facility for our community.”

BAFD Firefighters and Emergency Medical Services personnel recently moved into the facility and are already enjoying their new accommodations.

“I couldn’t be more grateful to our City Council, the City Manager, and our Citizens for providing the funding and support to open this state-of-the-art facility,” Broken Arrow Fire Chief Jeremy Moore said.  “New Fire Station #7 will have twice as many apparatus bays and four times the living space as its predecessor.”

Moore says it’s not just about the additional space, but the new station is also outfitted with modern-day equipment and safety and comfort features to ensure our most valuable resource, our firefighters, are taken care of extremely well.  

“As I look at where we’ve come, I am elated, but when I think about where we’re going, I am absolutely energized,” he said.

Coweta-based Bravo Builders constructed the station at a cost of $3.7 million. The project is funded by the voter-approved 2014 and 2018 General Obligation bonds.

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