Odessa, Texas/September 19, 2022-Odessa Fire Rescue celebrated the opening of Odessa Fire Station 9 located in the Lawndale area of Northeast Odessa. The ultra-modernized fire station has state-of-the-art amenities and contains rooms for first responders to store their gear to protect firefighters from cancer causing carcinogens that are present during fire responses.
(John Alvarez, Fire Chief-Odessa Fire Rescue-Odessa, Texas)
The land for the construction of the new fire station was provided by the Hurt Family and funding was through a Certificate of Obligation approved by the City of Odessa.
(Michael Marrero, City Manager-Odessa, Texas)
Odessa Fire Rescue has an onsite Medical Director that monitors and makes sure that first responders are providing cutting edge medical care to patients that are having heart attacks, strokes and/or trauma.
(Dr. Sudip Bose-Medical Director, Odessa Fire Rescue-Odessa, Texas)
1 percent of a building construction costs goes towards some type of art. 70 artists from around the U.S. applied for a commission to create a stain glass windo that represents Odessa Fire Rescue and the Odessa Community. Two stained glass windows were created for Fire Station 9.
(Randy Ham, Executive Director-Odessa Arts-Odessa, Texas)
Odessa Fire Rescue Station 9 is scheduled to be in service on Monday, September 9th.
For DRB Media Communications Digital News, Danny Barrera.