EMS-Firehouse Set to Open This Month

New EMS-Firehouse set to open this month in Los Fresnos. Photo: Tony Vindell/LFN

by Tony Vindell/LFN

Construction of the new Emergency Medical Services/fire hall building is nearing completion and a plan is to present it to the community this month.

October is also the 80th anniversary of the city’s volunteer fire department.

Gene Daniels, the EMS director, said last month the building was more than 95 percent completed.

‘We need to finish the landscaping and a few other details,” he said. “But the building is pretty much finished.”

He said they were planning to hold its grand opening in conjunction with the fire department anniversary.

Asked if the building was built within budget specification, Daniels said yes.

“It’s going be in the $1.4 million figure,” he said. “We spent some money in building a road and into expanding the utility lines.”

The EMS/fire hall facility is clearly visible from Texas Highway 100.

The area there is becoming one of the city’s hottest economic growth places.

Next to the facility, the city is planning to build a new city hall and, later on, a police department.

To the east of there is an apartment complex that has attracted more people into Los Fresnos.

Los Fresnos now has a population of more 7,000, but according to a study prepared for the Community Development Corp., more than 23,000 people live within a 5-mile radius.

Other economic indicators, put the median household income at $51,719 and a median age of 28.3 years.

And the local school district has a population of 10,732 students.

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