According to a report from The Advocate, the Lafayette (LA) Fire Department (LFD) broke ground on its latest fire station, Fire Station No. 3, with the help of city and construction officials Monday on Cooper Drive.
The original station that sat on the property was built in 1978 and was subsequently demolished in 2020. An LFD press release stated that Fire Station No. 3 will be 7,300 square feet in size and will feature eight sleeping rooms and three truck bays.
Construction is estimated to be $2.5 million. Construction is expected to be completed within a year. Also, the station’s new layout will provide access to Benoit Falgout Drive, allowing LFD members to respond faster to emergencies within the response area.