Austin Celebrates Renovation of 5 EMS/AFD Stations
Multi-Station Unveiling for Enhanced Public Safety
The Capital Delivery Services Department, Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Services (ATCEMS), and Austin Fire Department (AFD) hosted a station unveiling today to celebrate the renovation of five EMS and Fire Stations. This event marked a milestone for the city as the construction is the culmination of a multi-year effort to address the growing needs of the community, including increased area growth, public safety, and regulatory compliance.
In May 2018, the City Council passed a recommendation identifying the stations slated for renovations: EMS 1, EMS 5, EMS 7/AFD 8, EMS 10/AFD 25, and EMS 13/AFD 23. The enhancements included upgrading existing building systems, expanding structures, ensuring ADA compliance, and enhancing crew quarters for ergonomic efficiency.
Council Member Jose "Chito" Vela expressed his enthusiasm, saying, "With two stations in District 4 under construction, I'm overjoyed with this significant achievement in public safety infrastructure. Your investment in our city enables us to undertake projects like this, ensuring we are prepared for emergencies and capable of delivering the highest level of care to those in need."
The collective effort of the community, stakeholders, and the Capital Delivery Services Department was a theme throughout the event, as the department is also managing the construction of five new Fire/EMS station builds alongside the renovations. James Snow, Director of Capital Delivery Services, added, "These five stations have served the city's residents while maintaining the highest standards for public safety infrastructure. Together, we upgraded these buildings with a long history within this community and created state-of-the-art facilities to improve community safety."
Joining the celebration were other key figures, including Austin Fire Chief Joel Baker and EMS Chief Robert Luckritz, who emphasized the importance of these renovations and their impact on the community. Chief Luckritz noted, "It has been an absolute pleasure working with Capital Delivery Services, the Austin Fire Department, and other partners as we work to both improve our service delivery to the community and improve the work lives of our personnel."
The Capital Delivery Services Department is grateful for the community's support and engagement throughout this project. They celebrated this significant milestone in public safety and community well-being during the unveiling of the station renderings held at the EMS 13/AFD 23 Station, located at 1330 East Rundberg Lane, Austin, TX 78753.
About Austin Capital Delivery Services: The City of Austin's Capital Delivery Services Department is committed to enhancing public safety and community well-being by delivering vital public projects that support the local community. They are dedicated to improving the city's infrastructure, ensuring public safety, and promoting a vibrant and thriving Austin for all residents. For more information, visit www.austintexas.gov/department/capital-delivery-services