The oldest fire station in The Woodlands is being renovated while Oak Ridge North is building a new station. The goal of the two projects is to improve and expand fire safety, officials said.
Oak Ridge North Fire Station 3, at 27900 Robinson Road, is under construction and will be ready for service before the anticipated completion date.
“Construction is really on target,” Deputy Chief Clint Cooke said. “We had some early rain delay. We expect to be caught back up and finished by the end of May.”
The new fire station will include a new burn facility.
The burn facility simulates fire in its different stages of growth from flashover conditions to extended and more advanced fire conditions, said Tommy Erickson, deputy chief of safety and training.
The burn facility will enable firefighters to conduct exercises in fire extinguishment, ventilation and rescue, he said.
Located at 9303 Gosling Road, Fire Station No. 2, is the oldest fire station in The Woodlands and is also under renovation. The Montgomery County Hospital District and The Woodlands Township have partnered to fund a $1.9 million expansion and renovation project that will include fire department facilities and room for emergency medical service personnel.
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