To celebrate the grand opening of Mesa Fire Station 221 in Eastmark, the city of Mesa and the Mesa Fire and Medical Department will host a community open house 9 a.m.-noon Saturday.
Residents will get the opportunity to tour the new fire station at 9320 E. Point Twenty-Two Blvd., just east of Ellsworth Road; enjoy a complimentary breakfast prepared by Mesa firefighters; and learn more about city services from several city of Mesa departments, according to a release.
“I’m excited for Mesa residents to have the opportunity to visit our newest fire station, which will help meet our needs as the city of Mesa continues to grow,” Mayor John Giles said in the release. “I want to thank the voters who approved a ballot measure to make Fire Station 221 a reality.”
Funding for the $5.9 million project is from a 2018 public safety bond approved by Mesa voters. The developer agrees to transfer the land to the city as part of the original Eastmark development agreement.
“Fire Station 221 has been a much-needed addition in southeast Mesa where development has skyrocketed over the past few years. As southwest Mesa continues to grow, the new station, and the professionals that call it home, will play an even more vital role in keeping the community safe. It is a state-of-the-art facility that Eastmark residents are happy to have in their community,” Council member Kevin Thompson said in the release.
The fire station has four apparatus bays, eight dormitories, two offices, a kitchen, dining room, conditioning room and a community room. It will also be home to an all-electric pumper truck.
“As southeast Mesa keeps gaining population, emergency call volumes will continue to increase. The addition of Station 221 will help address those needs and reduce response times in Eastmark and surrounding communities, especially for medical runs,” Mesa Fire Chief Mary Cameli said in the release.
No comments on this item Please log in to comment by clicking here