With the proposed station closure and move, residents in Station 2’s service area would still live within five miles of a station, which can save as much as 20 percent on their homeowner’s insurance, Rust said. The city will also be able to save on not having to build a new station, which was being considered, as Station 2 was never designed to be a fire station, Rust said.
“We’ll also be able to use their engine and brush truck instead of having to purchase our own and the ESD No. 3 station puts us in a better, more strategic location,” Rust said. “It’s definitely for the greater good of the area.”