November 29 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm
City Breaks Ground on New Fire Station in east NLR
North Little Rock, Arkansas (Monday, November 20, 2023)…. The City of North Little Rock will break ground on a new fire station at 1000 Blaze Drive in North Little Rock on Wednesday, November 29 at 1:00 pm. The new, 7,600 square foot fire house will be located off Arkansas Highway 165 and serve residents and businesses in the east part of North Little Rock.
The site was selected because it will provide quick access to Highways 165 and 391 as well as U.S. Interstate 440 which will enable the North Little Rock Fire Department to quickly respond to all parts of Ward 2. The station will be an upgrade from the current 2,000 square foot house that has a detached engine bay which slows response times. The new, modern two-bay fire station with allow room to grow as the east part of our city continues to develop. Initially, one engine and three firefighters will occupy the new station with plans of adding an aerial truck in the future. The new station will include: five bedrooms, watch office, ready room, kitchen, dining area, two pull-through apparatus bays, decontamination corridor, safe room, and gym.
The modern industrial design of the new station will match its location and will help encourage further commercial and residential growth in Ward 2. Estimated cost is $4.6 million and the station should be completed in 2024. Bunny Brown with Jackson Brown and Palculict Architects will design the station and CBM Construction will be the construction manager.