Tempe is celebrating the completion of Fire Medical Rescue Station 7 with an open house for the community. Get a sneak peek of the station before the firefighters move in and learn how it will improve the quality of life for Tempe residents.
Open house information
When: Saturday, Nov. 9, 9-10 a.m.
Where: 8607 E. McClintock Dr.
What: Station tours, refreshments, remarks from Mayor Mark Mitchell, Tempe Fire Medical Rescue representatives and neighbors
The new fire station will serve residents in southeast Tempe beginning later this month and is projected to respond to a significant amount of calls each year while greatly reducing response times to the southeast Tempe area. It has three bays for firetrucks and solar panels that provide 50 percent of its power. It also has new safety features for firefighters, including a state-of-the-art high pressure ventilation system that enhances the rapid removal of diesel exhaust carcinogens in apparatus bays. This system also prevents exhaust fumes from reaching interior living areas.
Another feature is a separate room to store Firefighter Personal Protective Equipment. This room has a ventilation system that prevents fumes and vapors that firefighters come into contact with, keeping it from going to other parts of the station. These systems will reduce the exposure our firefighters will receive to cancer-causing carcinogens.
In 2014, a station location study identified the need for a fire station in southeast Tempe to better serve the area with fire, medical, and rescue services. Learn more about the project’s history at tempe.gov/Station7.