According to a report from The Wickenburg Sun, the next fiscal year should bring the start of construction on the Wickenburg (AZ) Fire Department’s new northern station. However, Town Manager Vince Lorefice said there’s still plenty to do to make it happen.
The new station could be in operation within the next two years.
The town is still attempting to acquire the future site property from Wickenburg Ranch developer Van Tuyl Companies. Contracts for the design, engineering, and construction will follow.
Plans call for the station to be fully staffed with an engine company and new apparatus and equipment, allowing coverage and reducing response times for the northern division and U.S. 93.
The original plans had the station costing more than $4 million, but the town’s staff has worked to reduce the cost to $3 million, sharing the cost with Van Tuyl Companies and the Rural Fire District.
Once completed, the town’s northern and southern fire stations will serve as each other’s backup on service calls.