The City of Georgetown will break ground on Fire Station 7 on Friday at 11 a.m. The new station on Highway 29 at Inner Loop will serve areas on the east side of Georgetown as well as areas in Emergency Services District 8.
The contractor selected to build the station is O’Haver Contractors of San Antonio. The total construction cost for the 13,000-square-foot station is $6.3 million. BRW Architects of College Station designed the station, which is projected to be complete in March 2020.
Fire Station 7 will have three truck bays and living quarters for 13 firefighters or medics. The 2019 City budget includes 11 new firefighter/medic positions to staff Fire Station 7. A SAFER grant from the Federal Emergency Management Association will provide $1.7 million in federal funding with a $1 million City match to fund 75 percent of the new positions for the next two years and 35 percent of the cost in the third year. A new cost-sharing agreement between the City and ESD 8 helps cover the costs of providing fire service.