Surprise, AZ (September 20, 2021) Construction is complete on Fire Station 308, located on the south side of Cactus Road, east of Litchfield Road, and the station is operational as of today.
This public safety project was completed as part of the voter-approved 2017 General Obligation Bond to meet the needs of our city’s growing service call demand. The southeast portion of Surprise, where this station is located, continues to see growth in new homes, schools, commercial businesses and large manufacturers.
Fire Station 308 is approximately 16,000 square feet with four bays for fire apparatus. It houses an Engine Company and Hazardous Materials Response Team – an important component due to the station’s proximity to the city’s industrial district. The station is designed to provide training specific to responses to hazardous materials emergencies and also has room for a future ambulance.
As part of City Council’s commitment that one and one-third percent of the budget for capital projects be set aside for art, there is an art piece in the works for this station that is expected to be completed this fall. It consists of large staggered metal panels that have the word “courage” cut out.
The city will host a public ribbon-cutting event at the fire station this fall. Details will be released at a later date.
Fire Station 308 is one of two stations that were constructed with General Obligation Bond dollars. Fire Station 304, located in the city’s northern area on 163rd Ave. near Happy Valley Rd. was completed in January of this year. It replaced a temporary, modular fire station to better serve another high growth area of the Surprise.
To learn more about the city’s 10 General Obligation Bond Projects, please visit surpriseaz.gov/decidesurprise.