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City of Albuquerque Breaks Ground on new Albuquerque Fire Rescue Station 9

New State of the Art Fire Station is four times the size fire station built in 1954.

October 24, 2019

Mayor Keller and AFR Chief Dow broke ground on a new Fire Station today near the intersection of Eubank Boulevard and Menaul Boulevard NE. The new fire station will replace the nearly 65-year-old fire station just across the street. Albuquerque Fire Rescue Station 9 has served the community since it was built in 1954. AFR and the community have outgrown that facility which was 2,200 square feet in size.

“As neighborhoods grow, their needs grow, and our capacity to meet those needs should grow with them. The old station here served for 65 years, and now the new station puts us in a position to serve this area for another 65.” said Mayor Keller. “It’s a demonstration of the positive impact that GO Bonds, like the one on the ballot this fall, can have on the community.”

“From the beginning of my first term as a City Councilor, six years ago, funding for the new Fire Station 9 has been a priority,” said Councilor Gibson. “The current station was built in 1960 and is one of the City’s oldest stations. I’m excited to break ground on this new and improved public safety facility in District 7.”

“The new Fire Station 9 will better serve the community as a result of having a third apparatus that will be eventually be utilized as our Department grows. The station will also incorporate cancer preventions best practices,” said Fire Chief Paul Dow.

The new fire station is estimated to be completed in October of 2020, will be over 10,500 square feet in size and includes:

  • A Phoenix sculpture through 1% for the Arts
  • 3 vehicle bays
  • 8 fire fighter bunks
  • 3 officer suites
  • A large training room that could be available for public events
  • Solar Panel Installation ready

Councilor Gibson played a key role in making this new fire station become a reality. Local companies, T.A. Cole and Sons General Contractors, Inc. will building the new AFR Station 9 and Vigil and Associates designed this new facility.