Queen Creek Fire & Medical Department (QCFMD) firefighters working out of Fire Station 5 now have a permanent station. The opening was celebrated with a ribbon cutting ceremony on April 16.
“As a council we are committed to finding innovative ways to maintain and improve delivery of emergency services while being conscious of how all of your taxpayer dollars are being spent,” said Queen Creek Vice Mayor Jeff Brown.
The permanent fire station provides a number of efficiencies including dedicated space for police and state-of-the-art bifold doors.
It also includes important safety features for QCFMD personnel. For instance, sealed concrete floors that reduce exposure to biohazards, isolated areas to store protective gear, or turnouts, and an additional area for decontamination. The separation helps reduce any contamination from the turnouts to other materials and reduces exposure to exhaust. The bays also feature built-in exhaust ventilation. These safety features are standard in all of the town’s permanent stations.
“Firefighter safety is a big priority for us. This job already comes with inherent risks. All of our fire stations, not just this one, include extra layers of protection for our crews,” said QCFMD Chief Vance Gray.
Fire Station 5 was designed by Perlman Architects and constructed by Willmeng Construction, Inc.
Queen Creek’s population has grown from less than 26,000 when the Queen Creek Fire and Medical Department was formed in 2008 to more than 70,000 today.
QCFMD offers four other stations throughout the community
Fire Station 1 – 20678 E. Civic Parkway
Fire Station 2 - 24787 S. Sossaman Road
Fire Station 3 – 19159 E. Queen Creek Road
Fire Station 4 - 20155 S. Signal Butte Road
The completion of permanent Fire Station 5 fulfills the vision set forth in the Town of Queen Creek’s original fire masterplan. With the anticipated future growth in the community, the town is in the process of updating the fire masterplan.
For additional information about QCFMD, visit QueenCreekAZ.gov/Fire.