Work begins on fire station on Norman’s east side
Construction is under way on Fire Station No. 9 on Norman’s east side. It will be modeled after a new station on the west side that has received national recognition for its design standards.
NORMAN — Construction has started on Fire Station No. 9 on Alameda Street, east of 24th Avenue SE.
Workers have cleared the 10-acre site and poured concrete for the 15,200-square-foot station that officials hope will improve response times on the east side and alleviate the workload of a downtown fire station, which is the main responder to fires and emergencies in that area, Fire Chief James Fullingim said.
With the recent wildfires that ravished southeastern Cleveland County, the need for a new station is apparent, Fullingim said.
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