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.