The city of Las Vegas will officially open a new fire station to serve the Ward 3 community at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27. The new station is located at 4555 E. Bonanza Road, at Page Street.
Mayor Carolyn. G. Goodman will be joined by U.S. Senator Harry Reid, Ward 3 City Councilman Bob Coffin, City Manager Betsy Fretwell, and Fire Chief William McDonald for grand opening ceremonies for Fire Station 108. Tours of the new station and complimentary light refreshments will be offered following the ceremonies.
“We have long looked forward to opening a fire station with paramedic services in this part of Ward 3,” said Councilman Coffin. “The new station will enable us to provide faster firefighting and emergency services to these eastside neighbors, and that should save lives.”
The cost of the new station is approximately $6.6 million. The project was finished one day early and $174,000 under budget. Core Construction built the 7,640-square-foot, two-bay, drive-through station that will be home to one engine company and one rescue unit.
In June, Las Vegas Fire & Rescue was notified it will be awarded $6.2 million over two years from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s “Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response” grant program more commonly known as SAFER. The funding will be used to hire personnel for Fire Station 108. The grant will provide enough funding to man one fire engine and one rescue unit for two years at the new station.