Why do we need a new fire station?

To better serve and protect the citizens of Burlington, the city has identified the need for a third fire station on the city’s northwest side at 2100 North Roosevelt Avenue. The station, which will house up to 5 firefighters, a single fire truck, and an ambulance, will allow both firefighters and EMS to meet the national standard for response times throughout the city.

A four-minute response time for an emergency dramatically improves outcomes for both fire suppression and cardiac resuscitation. The new station will provide service to an area of the city currently outside of the four-minute response coverage. It will also allow other units to stay in their districts, which will improve our overall ability to respond to emergencies throughout the city. An on-site burn tower will also allow us to train firefighters in safe and controlled conditions. 

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1. Why do we need a new fire station?
2. How did you select the proposed site?
3. Did you consider other sites?
4. Did you choose the proposed location to benefit West Burlington?
5. How much is this going to cost?
6. Will my property taxes go up?
7. Did you consider cheaper options?
8. What other factors influenced the design?
9. When will the new station be completed?
10. What happens if the projects go over budget?
11. Who do I contact if I have questions about the project?